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Opening page of ]obn Waldie' s journal 



UCLA Librarian 



Manuscript Journal of John Waldie 

In January 1799, a seventeen-year-old student at the University of Edinburgh, in eager anticipation 
of events to come, put his pen to the first blank page of his notebook and began with a flourish, "The 
Adventures of John Waldie." Not until 1862 did John Waldie, ill and near death, set aside his journal 
without further adding to the long collection of daily entries. Much in the 63 years of his journal falls 
short of the adventurous excitement hoped for in 1799, but John Waldie traveled extensively and re- 
corded faithfully what he observed in the great theaters, cathedrals, museums, and concert halls of 
Europe. 

John Waldie, D. Lit. (1781-1862), enjoyed an adequate income from the Waldie estate. He assumed 
administration of Hendersyde Park at Kelso, Roxburghshire, shortly before the death of his father, George 
Waldie, in 1826. Hendersyde Park came to the Waldie family through the marriage of John Waldie's 
grandfather to Jean Ormston, eldest daughter of Charles Ormston, Esq., of Hendersyde. Sir Walter Scott 
fondly recalled "the good Lady Waldie of Hendersyde" who placed the "library at my disposal when I 
was a boy at Kelso" (8 June, 1831). John Waldie's father also married into the Ormston family; his mar- 
riage to Ann, eldest daughter of Jonathan Ormston, Esq., of Newcastle-on-Tyne, was recorded at Kelso 
in 1779. John Waldie, the only son, remained a bachelor, but all three of his sisters married: Maria 
Jane to Richard Griffeth, Esq., of Dublin, Charlotte Ann to Stephen Eaton, Esq., of Stamford, and Jane 
to Captain (afterwards Rear Admiral) George Edward Watts. 

Ninety three volumes of manuscript journals and letters were purchased for UCLA, in 1957, by 
Lawrence Clark Powell, from Robert D. Steedman, of Newcastle-on-Tyne. The collection, now located 
in the Department of Special Collections, contains 7 volumes of letters addressed to John Waldie, 73 
volumes of the journal (25 of the numbered volumes are missing), 11 volumes on travels transcribed from 
the journal, one volume of passports (1827—1837), and one volume which includes a narrative account 
of Waldie's experiences at Antwerp and Brussels during the Battle of Waterloo and his subsequent tour 
through Flanders, Holland, and France. 

John Waldie arrived with his sisters Jane and Charlotte in Brussels in the midst of Napoleon's on- 
slaught against the Prussian army and the forces under the command of Wellington. He kept notes of 
his discussions with both citizens and soldiers during the confusion, and he relates the fear and anxiety 
in response to the news of Brunswick's death and the report that the Prussian army had been defeated. 
He writes, too, of the wagonloads of the wounded and dead. His stark account of these events is twice 
transcribed from the original journal entries: one, a neatly copied and stylistically corrected version in 
the eleven-volume "Journal of Travels" prepared for his library; the other, a literary rendition rhetorical- 
ly amplified with appropriate quotations, inserted dialogue, and dramatic exclamations. 

Both Charlotte and Jane published accounts of their travels. Charlotte Waldie's Narrative of a Resi- 
dence in Belgium, during the Campaign of 1815 (London, 1817) was popularly received and twice revived 
later in the century (The Days of Battle, 1853, and Waterloo Days, 1888). After the grand tour of 1818- 
1820, Charlotte published, in three volumes, Rome in the Nineteenth Century (Edinburgh, 1820). In spite 
of its numerous inaccuracies, this work was long popular as a travel-guide and went through six subse- 
quent editions by I860. Charlotte also wrote two novels based on travels with her brother: Continental 
Ad\ cnlures (3 volumes, London, 1826) and At Home and Abroad (3 volumes, London, 1831). Jane Waldie, 
who had many of her paintings exhibited at the Royal Academy and the British Gallery, had her panoramic 
sketch of the battlefield of Waterloo published with a prose description, Waterloo, by a near Observer 
(London, 1817), which enjoyed ten editions within a few months. Jane's Sketches Descriptive of Italy 
in 1816-1817 (4 volumes, London, 1820) was less successful than Charlotte's work, and it prompted 
from Lord Byron a denunciatory tirade before he discovered, "(horresco referens) that it is written by a 
WOMAN!!!" Whereupon he scornfully apologized, "I can only say that I am sorry that a Lady should say 
anything of the kind" (29 September, 1820). 



January, 1970 3 

Although John Waldie was more observant and more meticulously accurate than either of his sisters, 
he kept his journal, as he occasionally remarks, for his own amusement and the pleasure of friends who 
browse in his library. None of his writings were published. But excellent commentaries on the music, 
art, and theater of the period remain available in this extensive private journal. 

Frederick Burwick 
Department of English 



New Periodicals for Ethnic Studies and Other Current Topics 

Great interest has been shown by the Library's users in the collection of ethnic studies journals 
and minority group newspapers, recent copies of which are kept in the Periodicals Room of the Research 
Library. Readers' requests for these publications have increased to keep pace with the expansion of 
the collection to support the studies of the American Culture groups. Periodicals Room staff members, 
with the cooperation of Edwin Kaye, Social Sciences Bibliographer, and the staff of the Social Sciences 
Materials Service, have also added to the collection of periodicals in the general areas of social unrest, 
political activism (both right and left), and new life styles. 

The Periodicals Room is now receiving, for example, Black Panther, Black Scholar, Inside East- 
side, Gidra, La Raza, Navajo Times, Cherokee Examiner, and Vocations for Social Change. Of special 
interest to many students is the Whole Earth Catalog and the Difficult But Possible Supplement to the 
Whole Earth Catalog. Periodicals Desk personnel can assist in providing access to these and other re- 
cent journals by means of a desk file arranged by subject. New periodicals of special interest are dis- 
played on the New Titles shelves for a month before being placed in their permanent subject locations. 

D.K. 



Bibliographical Product of the Brain Information Service 

A Bibliographic Guide to Neuroenzyme Literature, by Dorothy Jared Hoijer, recently of the UCLA 
Brain Information Service, was published in November 1969 by IFI/Plenum. This comprehensive work 
covers the world literature of the field for the period 1955 through 1968. It presents a systematized 
classification of the research that has contributed to our knowledge of the function of the enzyme sys- 
tems in the metabolic processes of the brain. The classification of enzymes recommended by the Inter- 
national Union of Biochemists has been used to arrange and index four thousand references to the approxi- 
mately four hundred different known enzymes of the central nervous system. The complete and easily 
identified references, alphabetical enzyme and author index, and the resume of the enzyme nomenclature 
should make the bibliography a valuable tool for neurochemists, biochemists, physiologists, biophysi- 
cists, and medical research workers. 

The Brain Information Service, a joint undertaking of the Brain Research Institute and the Biomedi- 
cal Library, is a part of the national neurological information network supported by the National Institute 
for Neurological Diseases and Stroke. This new publication is an excellent example of one type of pro- 
duct of the network. 

L.D. 



UCLA Librarian 



Clark Librory Professor for 1971/72 Is Appointed 

Professor Earl Miner, of the Department of English, has been appointed by Chancellor Young as the 
Clark Library Professor for 1971/72. The program of an annual professorshxp at the Clark was in muted 
in the current academic year with the appointment of Professor H. T. Swedenberg, also of the English 
Department, who will be succeeded in 1970/71 by Professor C. D. O'Malley, Charrman of the Department 
of Medical History. 

Since coming to UCLA in 1955 Professor Miner has been centrally involved in the continuing project 
to issue the California Edition of the Works of John Dryden, being published by the University of Cali- 
fornia Press. He is Associate General Editor of the project and has himself been specifically involved 
with volumes VIII and IX, which were published in 1962 and 1967, with volume III, which has ,ust ap- 
peared and with volume XV, on which he is still working. In addition he has published, or is in the 
process of completing, other books and a number of journal articles on Dryden and his works, on the 
Restoration dramatists, on metaphysical poetry, and on other matters stemming from or relating to the 
resources at the Clark Library. He is also associated with the Augustan Reprint Society, which repub- 
lishes scarce books from the Clark collection, with scholarly commentary. He was General Editor from 
1962 to 1967, and since then has been an Advisory Editor. 

Ever since UCLA's interdisciplinary Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Studies Group was formed 
in 1967, Professor Miner has been its Chairman, and the Clark Library has in effect been its home. Most 
recently, on behalf of the Group, Professor Miner shepherded at the Clark Library a state-wide University 
of California Eighteenth Century Studies Conference. 

This note would be incomplete if it failed to mention another aspect of his distinction, namely his 
translations and critical studies of Japanese literature, the most recent being Japanese Poetic Diaries, 
published in 1969 by the University of California Press. Professor Miner was a Fulbright lecturer in 
Japan in 1960/61 and then at Oxford in 1966/67. In 1962/63 he was a Fellow of the American Council 
of Learned Societies. The Clark Library's scholarly usefulness will be extended and UCLA learning 
will be advanced by Earl Miner's forthcoming incumbency. 

R.V. 



Publication of Japanese Medical Prints 

Twelve colored plates, reproduced from originals in the Biomedical Library collection of medical 
Japanese prints, have recently been published in Paris in a folder entitled La medecine japonaisc. The 
accompanying text and captions were written by Professors M. D. Grmek, Centre National de la Recherche 
Scientifique, and Pierre Huard, Faculte de Medecine de Paris. Both scholars had presented papers at 
the International Symposium on the History of Medical Education, held at UCLA in February of 1968, and 
it was during that visit that they had selected the prints for reproduction. 

The prints reflect the three principal currents— popular, Chinese, and Western— of Japanese medicine 
in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. One depicting the fierce struggle of two demons, considered 
popularly to be the cause of epidemics, contrasts with another showing the nineteenth-century Western 
method of combating infectious disease by burning the clothing of affected individuals and the carcasses 
of animal victims. Other prints include representations of phlebotomy, pulse-taking with two hands, the 
benefits of vaccination for smallpox, and first aid resuscitation of a drowning man. Perhaps the most 
striking is a brilliant double circle of female figures which portray the development of the foetus during 
the ten lunar months of normal pregnancy. One of the figures is clearly carrying triplets. 

M.G. 



January, 1970 



Exhibition of French Illustrated Books 



"French Illustrated Books of the Nineteenth Century" is the current exhibition in the University Re- 
search Library. The books, which are to be displayed through March 2, have been selected from the gift 
made to the Library last year by Gordon N. Ray, President of the Guggenheim Foundation. A descriptive 
article will appear in the February issue of the UCLA Librarian. 



Further Acquisitions on Microfilm 

The Library has obtained on 80 reels of microfilm the Journals of the London Common Council, for 
1416 to 1454 and for 1461 to 1694, and the Repertories of the London Court of Aldermen, for 1495 to 1692. 

With the acquisition of the Papers of President James K. Polk on 67 reels of microfilm, the Library 
now has the materials for the eighteen chief executives whose presidential papers have been filmed by the 
Library of Congress. 

The Libby Chronicle: Devoted to Facts and Fun: A True Copy of the Libby Chronicle as Written by 
Prisoners of Libby in 1863 was issued in Albany, New York, by Beaudry in 1863. A copy on one reel of 
microfilm has now been acquired by the Library. 

The complete run of Frank Leslie's Boys' and Girls' Weekly, an Illustrated Record of Outdoor and 
Home Amusements, volumes 1 to 36, 1867—1884, has been obtained on 1 1 reels of microfilm. 

Golos SMnuvshago ("Voice of the Past"), an important Russian liberal journal, has been received on 
10 reels for its full run from 1913 to 1923. It was devoted to historical belles lettres and included 
valuable material on social movements and the Russian intelligentsia. 

As part of the continuing program to expand collections on German history during World War II, the 
Library has obtained 112 microfilm reels of captured German records filmed at the Berlin Document Center. 

The Congressional Record of the Philippine Senate and House of Representatives for 1945 to 1956, 
on 21 reels, has also been added to the Library's holdings. 

S.M. 



Publications and Activities 

The Wilson Library Bulletin has devoted much of its December 1969 issue to a series of critical arti- 
cles on children's literature, compiled by Donnarae MacCann, formerly the Librarian of the University 
Elementary School at UCLA and now in the English Department at the University of Kansas. Her intro- 
ductory article, "A Valid Criticism for Children's Books," is followed by another, "Fiction and the Paradox 
of Play," written by her successor as head of the UES Library, Carolyn Horovitz. Among the other con- 
tributions is "The Visual Language of the Picture Book," by Olga Richard, UES art supervisor. 

The current issue of the Wilson Library Bulletin, for January, is virtually a festschrift honoring Kate 
Steinitz, Librarian of the Belt Library of Vinciana from 1945 to 1961, and, since the latter date when the 
Library was presented to UCLA, its honorary curator. The thirteen-part tribute includes "The Joy of Kate 
Steinitz," by Dr. Elmer Belt, "Kate's Writings: A Selected Bibliography," by J. M. Edelstein, and other 
pieces by Justus Bier, Jacob Zeitlin, Bates Lowry, Peter Selz, Jean Sutherland Boggs, Ladislao Reti, 
Wieland Schmeid, Robert Haas, Walter Hopps, and William A. Emboden, Jr. 



UCLA Librarian 



Evert Volkersz, Special Collections Librarian at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, 
describes the treatment of several categories of materials in the UCLA Library's Department of Special 
Collections, where he was formerly a member of the staff, in his article, "Neither Book nor Manuscript: 
Some Special Collections," in the Fall 1969 issue of Library Resources & Technical Services. 

Everett Moore has written on "The Evergreen Tempest: Eye of a Storm," concerning the threatened 
censorship of the Evergreen Review in the Los Angeles Public Library last Summer and Fall, for the In- 
tellectual Freedom column of the ALA Bulletin for December. 

Robert Vosper's address at an international colloquium on "Les Grandes bibliotheques generales 
dans le dernier quart du XXe siecle," held as part of the inaugural ceremonies last February for the new 
Belgian Royal Library building, has now been published in the handsome volume of the proceedings, 
Inauguration de la Bibliotheque Royale Albert ler. The other colloquium papers were presented by 
Messrs. E. Dennery, Director General of the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; C. Reedigjk, Royal Librarian 
of the Netherlands; I. P. Kondakov, Director of the Lenin Library, Moscow; L. Borngasser, Director 
General of the Staatsbibliothek, Berlin; and Sir Frank Francis, recently retired Director of the British 
Museum. 

James Mink was one of two authors of the report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Procedures for Report- 
ing Oral History Materials to the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections, which was presented 
at the fourth National Colloquium on Oral History at Airlie House, Warrenton, Virginia, in November. 

James Fayollat and Donald Luck are the authors of "Computer-Based Serials Control System, Bio- 
medical Library, UCLA," in the October issue of American Documentation. 

Mr. Vosper has been elected a member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. National Commission 
for UNESCO. The Commission was created by Congress to advise the government on the programs and 
policies of UNESCO and to inform the American people about its work. Sixty of the hundred members of 
the Commission represent concerned nongovernmental organizations, such as the National Academy of 
Sciences, the Modern Language Association, NAACP, and the National Conference of Christians and Jews; 
Mr. Vosper is the representative of the American Library Association. 



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UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and oth 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angel 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: James Cox, Louise Darling, Martha 
Gnudi, Nancy Graham, Diane Kennedy, Samuel Margolis, Saundra Taylor, Robert Vosper. 



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Volume 23, Number 2 



February, 1970 



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French Illustrated Books of the Nineteenth Century 

After Gordon Ray, President of the Guggenheim Foundation, announced last November that he was 
presenting a second installment to complement his already generous gift of French illustrated books, 
given in September, 1968, it was decided that this interesting and beautiful collection should be the 
subject of a public exhibition. The collection, on display in the Research Library from January 28 
until March 2, includes books illustrated by such noted graphic artists as Gustave Dore, Honore 
Daumier, Cham, Gavarni, J.J. Grandville, and Henry Monnier. 

Professor E. Maurice Bloch, of the Department of Art at UCLA, has added to the exhibition by 
generously lending from his personal collection a group of original French drawings of the period. 



UCLA Librarian 



These originals provide another dimension in the display by showing the initial appearance of the 
drawings before the engraver transfers them onto wood blocks or metal plates for reproduction in books. 
A prominent example is a characteristic and amusing pen and ink drawing by J.J. Grandville showing 
the inhabitants of his boarding house seated at dinner; this drawing complements Les Metamorphoses 
du Jour (Paris, ca. 1855) and the Fables de La Fontaine (Paris, 1838), both lavishly illustrated by 
Grandville. Another item of particular interest is Professor Bloch's original lithograph of an artist 
shown while he is drawing on a lithographic stone. 

London. A Pilgrimage (1872), by Blanchard Jerrold, with many wood engravings by Gustave Dore, 
is one of the works in Mr. Ray's gift; the Department of Special Collections is able to add to the dis- 
play seven of Dore's original wood blocks used to print the illustrations for the book. The original 
blocks from which these dramatic illustrations were printed are themselves attractive works of art. 

Satire was a style in which the French graphic artists of the last century distinguished themselves. 
Daumier, Cham, Bertall, and Dore (as is evident in his Histoire de la Sainte Russie of 1854) all depict 
the contemporary scene with varying degrees of kindness. Henry Monnier's lively and amusing ver- 
sions of the French of his time are represented in the exhibition by colored lithographs depicting 
Petites Miseres Humaines and Recreations du Coeur et de I'Esprit; an illustration from the latter work 
is reproduced here. 

Also noteworthy is the handsomely illustrated Chants et Chansons Populaires de la France (Paris, 
1843—1860), in four volumes bound in morocco by Cuzin. The engravings are by various artists, but 
despite their number the book maintains a unity of style as well as a lightness of approach that is both 
delightful and impressive. These illustrations and the other examples shown in the exhibition command 
a new respect for the French graphic artists of the nineteenth century. The originality and freshness of 
their illustrations, their inventiveness and sure sense of drama, their lack of sentimentality, all contri- 
bute to make an art which is pertinent for our time. 

B.W. 



Biomedical Library Exhibit on Electrophysiology 

"Pioneers in the Electrophysiology of the Nervous System: 1875 — 1929," an exhibit prepared by 
Mary A.B. Brazier, Professor of Anatomy, and Julie Kuenzel and Alvin Murakami, of the Biomedical 
Library staff, is being shown until March 6 at the Biomedical Library. The exhibit is specifically con- 
cerned with the period from the discovery of the electroencephalogram in animals in 1875 until the first 
recorded EEGs in man. Included in the display are some personal mementos of the scientists involved, 
which Dr. Brazier collected while preparing her book, A History of the Electrical Activity of the Brain: 
The First Half-Century (London: Pittman, 1961). 

Campbell Book Collection Competitions for 1970 

UCLA students will be competing for $525 in prizes this year in the Robert B. Campbell Student 
Book Collection Competitions. The contest, intended to stimulate student interest in book collecting 
and reading, was begun in 1948 by Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, founders of Campbell's Book Store in West- 
wood, and now has as additional sponsors the Friends of the UCLA Library, the UCLA Students' Book- 
store, and the Book Publishers Association of Southern California. 

Among the judges of the collections this year will be Harry Levinson, antiquarian bookseller of 
Beverly Hills, and Norman J.W. Thrower, Professor of Geography at UCLA. Leaflets giving the rules 
of the competitions will be available next month at all campus libraries. The closing date for entry is 
April 17, 1970. 



February, 1970 ■> 

'Ottoman' Seminar at the Clark Library 

The first Clark Library invitational seminar of the 1969/70 academic year, held on January 24, 
was concerned with "English and Continental Views of the Ottoman Empire, 1500-1800." Professor 
Ezel Kuxal Shaw, of San Fernando Valley State College, in her paper, "The Double Veil: Travelers' 
Views of the Ottoman Empire," compared three accounts of the people, customs, religion, and govern- 
ment of Ottoman lands with historical facts as they are known through modern research. She concluded 
that these and similar observations suffered from the dual veil of secrecy on the part of the Ottoman 
government and of prejudices and preconceptions which were entertained by the Europeans. 

Professor C.J. Heywood, of the University of Michigan, concentrated his remarks on "Sir Paul 
Rycaut: A Seventeenth-Century Observer of the Ottoman State," subtitled "Prolegomena to a Study." 
He presented the results of research, not yet completed, into the life and work of the Englishman who 
served in Turkey, first (in 1661) as secretary in the embassy of Heneage Finch, second Earl of Win- 
chilsea, and later as consul of the Levant Company in Smyrna from 1667 to 1678. It is Heywood's 
contention that Rycaut had the background and understanding of the situation which enabled him to 
render a valid account of the contemporary history, politics, and government of the Ottomans. 

W.E.C. 



Writings of Wittgenstein Are Now Available 

The UCLA Library has just acquired a photographic copy of the entire literary Nachlass of the 
late Ludwig Wittgenstein, who is widely regarded as the most important philosopher of the first half of 
the twentieth century. The Nachlass includes typescripts and notebooks running to 98 volumes. 

Before World War I, Wittgenstein left Vienna, his home, to go to England, where he soon rivaled 
such outstanding analytical philosophers as G.E. Moore, F.P. Ramsey, and Bertrand Russell. Later 
he was appointed to one of the two chairs of philosophy at Cambridge University. His influence rapid- 
ly spread throughout the English-speaking world, Austria, Germany, and Scandinavia. Although he 
published only one book during his lifetime, the famous Tractatus Logico-Philosopbicus, he worked his 
entire life at preparing manuscripts, filling notebooks, and dictating his views to others. Some of this 
work has already been published in posthumous volumes— most importantly the still more famous Philo- 
sophical Investigations— but much of it remains relatively untouched. The Nachlass not only contains 
much material of importance in its own right, but also provides a detailed picture of the development 
of his ideas. 

Wittgenstein's papers were assembled by his literary executors, Professor G.E.M. Anscombe, Pro- 
fessor Georg Henrik Von Wright, and Mr. Rush Rhees. The originals are in the Wren Library at Trinity 
College, Cambridge. A master negative microfilm was prepared under the supervision of Professor 
Norman Malcolm, of Cornell University, and Professor Von Wright. With their permission a complete 
photocopy was prepared from it for our Library, so that at the present time UCLA and Cornell are the 
only places in the United States where all of Wittgenstein's writings are available. 

This is a splendid acquisition. It is indispensable for historians of recent philosophy, and it will 
be a continuing source of illumination for a great many systematic philosophers, for Wittgenstein's in- 
fluence is still strong. The negotiations for the acquisition extended over a considerable period, and 
the Department of Philosophy is most grateful to all the librarians who participated in it: Mr. Vosper 
for his approval, Mr. Richard O'Brien for encouraging us to think boldly, Mr. Norman Dudley for his in- 
genuity in finding funds where seemingly there were none, and Mr. Samuel Margolis for monitoring the 
technical preparation of the photocopy at Cornell. 

John Perry and R.M. Yost 

Department of Philosophy 



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UCLA Librarian 



The Size of Academic Libraries 

The annual statistics on the size and growth of library collections, which we have assembled 
from the tables on academic library statistics issued by the Association of Research Libraries, show 
little change in the ranking of the twenty largest by relative size. Only numbers 16 and 17, NYU and 
Texas, have altered the sequence, bv exchanging positions. We also note that the collections of each 
of the twenty libraries now number more than two million, whereas just a decade ago the 1958/59 sta- 
tistics showed only eight libraries above that figure (UCLA had 1,375,262 volumes). 

By acquiring some 16,500 more volumes in 1968/69 than in the preceding year, UCLA has moved 
from twelfth to eighth in volumes added. The column showing growth of libraries is again dominated 
dramatically by Toronto, which expands in part, according to notes appended to the ARL tables, by the 
wholesale incorporation of the holdings of "associated institutions which support university programs 
and make their collections available through campus union catalog." Canadian institutions draw our 
attention also at the bottom of the list, where British Columbia and Alberta appear among the twenty 
leading institutions for the first time. 



Volumes in Library: 



1968-69 



Net Volumes Added: 



1968-69 



1. Harvard 

2. Yale 

3. Illinois 

4. Columbia 

5. Michigan 

6. UC Berkeley 

7. Cornell 

8. Stanford 

9. Toronto 

10. Chicago 

11. Minnesota 

12. UCLA 

13. Indiana 

14. Ohio State 

15. Pennsylvania 

16. NYU 

17. Texas 

18. Wisconsin 

19. Princeton 

20. Duke 



8,087,790 
5,452,757 
4,428,501 
4,014,446 
4,009,184 
3,634,819 
3,444,570 
3,262,978 
3,225,333 
2,853,671 
2,805,040 
2,793,280 
2,457,09~ 
2,245,957 
2,181,833 
2,178,660 
2,165,728 
2,159,947 
2,099,761 
2,036,441 



1. Toronto 280,977 

2. Stanford 193,671 

3. Michigan 192,790 

4. Cornell 187,171 

5. Southern Illinois 177,228 

6. Harvard 167,403 

7. Illinois 159,063 

8. UCLA 157,131 

9. Indiana 150,910 

10. Yale 149,673 

11. UC Berkeley 148,442 

12. Wisconsin 147,618 

13. Buffalo 145,816 

14. Ohio State 142,234 

15. Pennsylvania State 130,739 

16. Chicago 123,411 

17. Pittsburgh 122,636 

18. Georgia 119,553 

19. British Columbia 119,540 

20. Alberta 118,582 



Publications of the Ethnic Art Galleries 



Our readers may be interested to know of the very handsome series of publications which have been 
issued by the Museum and Laboratories of Ethnic Arts and Technology, with offices on campus in Room 
55A of Haines Hall. All of the books in the series have been designed and printed by Saul and Lillian 
Marks, the Plantin Press, Los Angeles. 

The Natalie Wood Collection of Pre-Columbian ( , ran ics from Cbupicuaro, Guanajuato, Mexico, at 
UCLA, a profusely illustrated monograph edited by Jay D. Frierman ($22.50), is the latest publication. 
Others in the series, all of which are still in print, are Art of Neu Guinea, Scp,k, Maprik, and Highlands 
(1967, S4.00), Ralph C. Altman Memorial Exhibition (1968, $3.00), The George G. Frelingbuysen Collec- 
tion at I CLA: Objects from Africa, Indonesia, the South Seas, and As, a (1968, $3.00) and The Sear 
East in UCLA Collections (1969, $3.00). 



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Book Vs. Gadget 

(From a letter received by the University Librarian in explanation of the writer's recent remarks in 
defense of the book at a meeting of the National Library of Medicine Board of Regents, of which he is 
a member.) 

At the present time much of the thrust of information storage and transmission is on electronic 
means, with considerably less attention to printed materials in the classical book tradition (in a sense 
this is ironic, since modern technology now permits the printing of books of unexcelled style, durability, 
and readability— if one wanted this). Incidentally, some of the technology of the visual materials is now 
most exciting; for example, the ultramicrofiche developments. 

But if we compare a book with a typical electronic gadget, the first thing that strikes us is that the 
book is (naturally) anthropomorphic to a far greater extent, and can be used in a variety of ways which 
the electronic gadgets cannot. As a mechanical device for storing information, the book is remarkably 
sophisticated, although one is almost never aware of that characteristic. One evidence of this is the 
fact that people have to learn how to open a book and then turn pages, a facility which is not completely 
natural, as is evidenced by the difficulties disadvantaged children initially have in mere mechanical 
manipulation of a book. 

Some of the information features of the book, particularly as contrasted to electronic gadgets, which 
appeal to me are: 

* The match to the human scale (the hand and eye particularly). 

* Portability, no artificial power needs or requirement for power outlets (who will ever use an elec- 
tronic visual information device in places like the bathroom or beach?). 

* Indefinite storage life without degradation. 

* Relative permanence of information, compared to risks inherent in electronic devices where sheer 
inadvertence can destroy the information. 

* Ability to function as an information transmission and storage device over an extremely wide range 
of environments. 

* Excellent file, random access, and search features. 

* Ability to mark up, annotate, or make manual corrections on text. 

* High information-density capability. 

* Immediate usability (no needs for warm-up, programming or reprogramming, reformatting, etc., as 
your use requirements shift). 

Then there are other characteristics of books which are completely foreign to electronic gadgets. 
A book can be a work of art: in binding, typography, paper manufacture, texture, visual imagery, design, 
and so on. This makes a book (to me) a far richer and more satisfying sensual and aesthetic attraction 
than cold gadgets ever could be. Also, as a human artifact, a book provides much more of historical 
continuity than does an electronic gadget, which has no analogue, for example, to an inscribed first 
edition of Swift. In short, a book appeals to many more needs, senses, and appetites than its competitors 
can hope to do— and that is why I doubt that book collecting will ever be seriously eroded as a pursuit by 
the collection of electronic gadgetry. 

Bruno W. Augenstein 

Vice President, The Rand Corporation 



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Publications and Activities 

Richard Hudson has written on "The Passacaglia and Ciaccona in Italian Keyboard Music of the 
17th Century" for the November and December 1969 issues of The Diapason. 

Robert Vosper's Report of the University Librarian to the Chancellor for the Year 1968/69 has been 
published and distributed to most of the recipients of this newsletter. A limited number of copies are 
available on request from the Gifts and Exchange Section of the Acquisitions Department. 

J.M. Edelstein's review of Studies in Bibliography for 1969 (Volume 22) appears in the fourth quarter, 
1969, issue of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. 

Louise Darling has an article on "Regional Services for Medical Libraries" in the January issue of 
California Librarian. 

Charlotte Georgi, assisted by Mary Jane Schmelzle and Miriam Aarons, has compiled a book of read- 
ings and a bibliography for use in a Business Administration course, "The Environment of the Art World," 
taught by Regents' Professor Hy Faine. A limited number of copies of the bibliography are available on 
request from the Business Administration Library. 

James Mink has been named Program Chairman for the fifth National Colloquium on Oral History, to 
be conducted by the Oral History Association on November 13-16 at the Asilomar Conference Center, 
Pacific Grove. Mr. Mink has also lectured on oral history and its legal and ethical aspects at Immacu- 
late Heart College on February 2 and 4. 

Guy Endore, 1901 - 1970 

A great many creative writers in the Los Angeles area have found in the UCLA Library over the 
years a cordial and useful working milieu. None, however, can have had a closer or more enduring rela- 
tionship with the Library and its staff than did Guy Endore. We followed with enthusiasm the learned 
research paths he pursued here during his work on Dumas, Casanova, de Sade, Voltaire, and the other 
writers whose careers intrigued him and led to his many novels, translations, and biographical studies, 
all illuminated with a rich insight into modern psychological theory. We equally admired the unswerving 
intellectual courage that led to his early pamphleteering in support of the Scottsboro boys and the Sleepy 
Lagoon victims, to his recent book on Synanon, and most particularly to his own victimization during the 
Hollywood blacklisting days. Not many people really deserve the overworked appellation "concerned," 
but Guy Endore does. His books are in our stacks, his manuscripts are in our Department of Special 
Collections, and his memory is in our hearts. 

R.V. 

A memorial exhibition of books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and other materials by Guy 
Endore may be seen in the Department of Special Collections through the month of 
March. The Department, located on the first floor, west wing, of the Lawrence Clark 
Powell Library, is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. 
to ") p. m. 

UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. C.<mtributors to this issue: William E. Conway, Julie Kuenzel, 
Robert Vosper, Brooke Whiting. 



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Volume 23, Number 3 



March, 1970 




Exhibition on Contemporary Male Dancers 

"... essentially the dance is at the root 
of all the arts, and every art creation 
comes into being first in terms of that 
body movement which is the stuff of 
dancing." 

John Martin, in America Dancing 



Photographs of dancers, dance posters, and illustrated books and articles on 
the dance have been selected from the Department of Special Collections for dis- 
play in the Research Library from March 5 to April 9. The exhibition focuses on 
the contemporary male dancer, utilizing much material from the Arthur Todd dance 
memorabilia collection. In addition, various dance posters are displayed through 
the courtesy of the Committee on Fine Arts. 

Mr. Todd's vital interest as a dance critic was to acquire pertinent items associated 
with American dancers and internationally famous dance artists who have appeared in the 
United States. While this collection is primarily consulted by students for research on the 
dance, it should also be appreciated by a larger audience. When Mr. Todd retired a few 
years ago, it was his desire to make the materials available to other writers and artists. 
Therefore, it was appropriate to place this collection in an educational institution where 
students, the community, and dance historians can gain the perspective to evaluate twen- 
tieth-century dance. 

During the last thirty years the male dancer, both in ballet and the modern dance, has spectacularly 
regained the stature he originally held prior to the Romantic period, which began about 1830. In the dis- 
play are pictures of outstanding male performers, many of whom are currently on the American dance 
scene: Robert Nureyev, Jerome Robbins, Gus Salomon, Eric Bruhn, Charles Weidman, and Jose Greco. 
In their choreographies these dancers have explored the latest dance themes and created a dance history 
reflective of our space-age environment. While the exhibit cannot wholly portray this exciting phenome- 
non in its totality, the Library staff has ingeniously excerpted from its rich store those examples of im- 
mediate interest to the University community. 

Mr. JoseLimon, the internationally revered American dancer and choreographer who is currently 
Regents' Professor in the Department of Dance at UCLA (he is shown in the accompanying illustration), 
staged one of his masterpieces, Missa Brevis, for a concert this month. His long and fruitful career is 
eulogized in the exhibition which also includes his The Moor's Pavane and La Ma/inche. In the same 



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concert another recognized dancer-choreographer, Murray Louis, also artist in residence in the Dance 
Department, presented a work for five men called Calligraph for Martyrs. 

The Dance Series and Great Artist Series during 1969/70 engaged companies directed by male 
choreographers: Alvin Ailey, Don Redlich, the National Ballet of Washington with Frederic Franklin 
as director, Murray Louis, the Harkness Ballet of New York, and Alwin Nikolais. Others, such as 
Merce Cunningham, George Balanchine, and Paul Taylor have contributed fresh concepts of the sig- 
nificance of dance as an art form. 

Los Angeles depends on touring attractions for a dance-hungry audience. While New York is still 
the center for professional dance, exhibitions such as this, it is hoped, may stimulate a larger audience 
which in turn could lead to the establishment of a permanent ballet and modern dance company for 
Southern California. 

A gradual change in emphasis has become apparent in the works of the dancers and choreographers 
selected for this exhibition. The lyric, the dramatic, the plastic values in motion, the abstract styles 
as seen in the photography reveal the breadth of the dance collection interrelated with the history of 
the dance. Man has danced throughout the ages, man has been educated through the dance, and dance 
is a communal activity, as well as one of the most creative individual expressions of man. 

Juana de Laban 
Department of Dance 



Acquisitions on Microfilm 

Newspapers and other serial publications continue to constitute a major part of the Library's micro- 
film collecting program. The Istanbul Levant Herald and Eastern Express, for the years 1873 to 1900, 
has been received on 117 reels. Stamboul, another Istanbul newspaper, has been acquired for 1875-1914 
on 83 reels. 

Newly received Moscow publications on microfilm include Pravda, 1947 — 1967, 50 reels; Litera- 
turnaia Gazeta, 1950-1967, 13 reels; and Izvestiia, 1961-1967, 11 reels. The Pretoria (South Africa) 
Press, for 1889—1899, has been acquired on 21 reels, and Der Stuermer, of Nuremburg, the personal 
organ of the Nazi propagandist, Julius Streicher, has been obtained on 8 reels for the years 1923 to 1944. 

Periodicals received on microfilm include Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle, 1822—1842, 
on 8 reels, and Sierra Leone Studies, first series, 22 volumes, 1918 — 1939, on 2 reels. 

A microfilm on the Assassination of President ]ohn F. Kennedy: Thirty-Three Periodicals Reporting 
in Detail has been acquired, complementing previously obtained microfilm of newspaper coverage of the 
same event. The Oswald-Ruby Affair, on one reel, covers reportage of the event by the Dallas Morning 
News, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and Life, Newsweek, and 
U.S. News and World Report. The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. . . As Reported by All the Major 
Magazines and Newspapers, on one reel, consists of coverage by 22 newspapers, Time, Newsweek, Life, 
U.S. News and World Report, various collector's editions and exclusive photographic reports. 

S.M. 



March, 1970 



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The recent acquisition of a nineteenth-century periodical, The Tram: A Firs! Class Magazine, by 
the Department of Special Collections has a particular significance for Lewis Carroll scholarship be- 
cause the editor, Edmund Yates, helped Dodgson to choose the pseudonym which was to be his signa- 
ture and alter ego for the rest of his life. Dodgson, having 
been a contributor to Yates's previous publication, The 
Comic Times, submitted to the new publication a serious 
little poem called "Solitude," enigmatically signed "B.B." 
Yates asked for a better nom de plume, and Dodgson sent 
him four to choose from, two of them anagrams of his Chris- 
tian names, Charles Lutwidge, and two of them derived from 
their Latinate forms (Charles-Carolus-Carroll, and Lutwidge- 
^Z- - r £snnoL. fce **v /o-v/* Ludovicus-Lewis). For Yates's choice we must be grate- 

ful, says Derek Hudson, one of Dodgson's biographers. 
"There would not perhaps have been much to choose between 
Louis and Lewis, but the other alternatives are clearly un- 
thinkable. 'Edgar Cuthwellis lived in this house ..." No, 
it does not bear contemplation. And Edgar U.C. Westhill 
could only have written sentimental novels for maidservants." 



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From January, 1856, to December, 1857, during which 
time four volumes of The Train were published, Dodgson 
contributed eight pieces. (There was only one more volume 
of The Train after that; Dodgson does not appear in it, and 
the Library holdings do not include it.) Only one, "Novelty 
and Romancement. A Broken Spell" (October, 1856), is a 
prose piece. It was pirated and reprinted, unsigned, in The 
Harp of a Thousand Strings (New York, 1858). America thus 
has the distinction, acquired dishonestly, of being the first 
to reprint any of Dodgson's work. 



Although the Dodgson holdings in Special Collections are not extensive, they include some choice 
and rare items, among them the first edition, second issue, of Alice in Wonderland, 1866 (i.e., the true 
first edition with the American title page); the second edition, London, 1866; the 1869 American edition, 
which is the first actually published in America; the French translation of 1869, which is the first in 
another language; the first German, also 1869; and other translations and editions, including many with 
illustrations by artists other than Tenniel, such as the limited Rackham edition, of 1907, and a stunning 
English edition, of 1967, illustrated by Ralph Steadman. Of other Dodgson works, the Department holds 
presentation copies of The Nursery Alice, Symbolic Logic, Through the Looking-Glass, The Hunting of 
the Snark, and \otcs by an Oxford Chiel. 

The Library also has four Dodgson letters (one note is reproduced here), which have been copied 
for inclusion in the new edition of the collected letters being prepared by Morton Cohen and Roger 
Lancelyn Green. One is addressed to "Dear Lucy" (his niece?) and includes a typical bit of Carrollian 
playfulness: "Please give my love to Violet de Winton when next you write. After giving luncheon to 
a young lady I had never seen before, it comes quite natural to send love to one I have never seen at 
all!" 



H.B. 



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American First Editions of Jane Austen 

The novels of Jane Austen originally appeared during the years 1811 to 1818; however, with but one 
exception, none was published in America until the Philadelphia firm of Carey & Lea issued them in six 
volumes, one at a time, in 1832 and 1833. The single exception, Emma, was published by Mathew Carey 
of Philadelphia in 1816, the same year as the English first edition. There are extant only two recorded 
copies of the 1816 Emma, both in private hands, according to David J. Gilson, in his article, "The 
Early American Editions of Jane Austen," in The Book Collector for Autumn 1969, and he has since 
located a third copy in the New York Society Library. 

Of the six Carey & Lea editions only one complete set is known, that at the Jane Austen Memorial 
Trust at Chawton, Hants. All six volumes are in original boards. Mr. Gilson's article provides a cen- 
sus of copies in other libraries in England and America, showing UCLA to have the second best collec- 
tion, with five of the six, all in original boards. 

Anyone spotting for sale a copy of Emma (either Philadelphia 1816 or 1833) will kindly notify the 
Department of Special Collections! 

W.J.S. 



The Household Accounts Book of P. Ed. Fenwicke 

The Business Administration Library has acquired, for its Robert E. Gross Collection of Rare Books 
in the History of Business and Economics, an eighteenth-century manuscript of an English household 
accounts book. The folio of 127 leaves, bound in contemporary vellum, contains daily entries from 
November 21, 1726, to April 30, 1734, except for the period from August 10, 1730, to January 15, 1731. 
The signature P. Ed. Fenwicke appears in several places throughout. 

Most of the entries are for grocery expenses, and the manuscript will thus have interest for home 
economists as well as for economic historians. The following is a typical entry: 

Friday, February 24, 1726 

For Bread 1/4^ 

For a fowl /l 

For vinneger /6 

For a pan /6 

For milk /3 

For mint /V/ 2 

For sprouts /4 

For Oats 3/_ 

For spirrit of vine 1/6 

For a Loyn of Lame 2/— 

For a shoulder of Veal 5/— 

14/8 

Weekly entries, such as "Pade the washer woman 0/1/6" and "Ale for the maids that washt 0/0/5," 
provide glimpses into the domestic management of the Fenwicke household. The entries for October 2- 
8, 1732, inform us that this manuscript was kept for the Fenwickes' London house, and that they main- 
tained a country home at "Houdon" [Houghton-le-Spring, Dur.?] as well. The entries refer to transpor- 
tation expenses between the two homes as well as to the payment of servants at both establishments. 

At a time of year when everyone is acutely aware of his own annual household expenses, it will be 
of interest to note those of this English domicile: for 1727,^487.5.4; for 1728,^423.18.2^; for 1729, 



March, 1970 17 

£384.7.4^; for 1731,^483.12.1^; for 1732, £473.15.1; and for 1733, f 510.15.8. 

A chronological break in the manuscript occurs between August 9, 1730, and January 16, 1731. The 
three inner folios of the eighth gathering, on which these entries would have appeared, are missing. 
Furthermore, it is unlikely that a new account book would be begun except at the beginning of the month, 
a supposition supported by the note at the end of the manuscript, following the entry for April 30, 1734 
(leaf 124), "Transported out of this book into a new house book." If this supposition is correct, and in 
fact all but the last leaf of the first gathering are wanting, the text of the manuscript most likely began 
originally with the entry for November 1, 1726. It is improbable that the missing leaves of the first 
gathering provided sufficient space to contain entries from the first of October. Most of leaf [ 14 J is 
also wanting. 

The household accounts book of P. Ed. Fenwicke is currently on display in the second floor read- 
ing room of the Business Administration Library. 

R.L.K. 



Biomedical Library Exhibition on Art in Psychotherapy 

"Art as a Psychotherapeutic Medium: A Case Study," an exhibition prepared by Doctors Norman Brill 
and Jeffrey Stevens, of the UCLA Department of Psychiatry, is on display at the Biomedical Library until 
April 17. The exhibition is composed of the sculpture of Miss Annette Rosenshine which she created in 
the 1920's while undergoing psychotherapy. Miss Rosenshine's artistic works played an important role as 
a therapeutic mechanism in the expression of her unconscious inhibitions. This exhibit is of special in- 
terest not only for its practical significance in psychiatry but also for the artistic talent displayed. 

Some Aspects of Eighteenth-Century England 

That the "Age of Reason," as the eighteenth century is often labeled, was by no means as reasonable 
as is usually assumed, particularly in England, was the thesis of the paper read by the noted historian, 
Professor J.H. Plumb of Christ's College, Cambridge, at a Clark Library seminar on March 7. The title 
of his talk was "Reason and Unreason in the Eighteenth Century: The English Experience." In it he 
traced the decline of the influence of rational philosophy and experimentation as an approach to the solu- 
tion of problems, particularly among the governing class, from Locke and Newton at the beginning of the 
period to Edmund Burke at the end, as seventeenth-century rationalism gave way to traditionalism and 
conservatism. 

Professor Vinton Dearing, of the UCLA Department of English, recreated through text and slides the 
streets of London as they were in 1720 in a paper entitled "A Walk through London with John Gay and a 
Run with Daniel Defoe." His illustrations from contemporary maps and engravings were supplemented 
with a fine series of pictures of present-day London, with particular stress on the buildings that remain 
from the time when John Gay wrote his poem, Trivia; or The Art of Walking the Streets of London, and 
when Daniel Defoe recounted the flight of the young pickpocket, Jack Shepherd, as he ran with his loot 
from the Royal Exchange to the fields outside the city gates. 

Professor Maximillian E. Novak, of the Department of English at UCLA, presided over the seminar 
sessions. 

W.E.C. 



UCLA Librarian 
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Haunted Bookshop 

Maggs Bros.. Ltd., of 50 Berkeley Square, London, issued its Catalogue 921 in December 1969 on 
the subject of Witchcraft and Magic, with the following note on the inside front cover: 

To those with a psychic turn of mind, the fact that No. 50 is the famous haunted house of Berkeley 
Square will add interest to this Catalogue. Quite a literature has accumulated around No. 50, and even 
in the staid pages of Notes and Queries the questions of "haunted or not haunted? and if so, by what or 
whom?" were seriously debated in the 1880' s. Novelists have sought to probe the mystery, Rhoda 
Broughton's account in her Twilight Stories being the most famous. Charles G. Harper, in Haunted 
Houses, published in 1907, wrote: "The famous "haunted house in Berkeley Square' was long one of 
those things that no country cousin come up from the provinces to London on sight-seeing bent, ever 
willingly missed." 

The mystery of No. 50 still remains a mystery. It seems that a something or other, very terrible 
indeed, haunts, or shall we say did haunt, a particular room. Two foolhardy persons who dared to sleep 
in that chamber are said to have died, in convulsions, without being able to reveal the cause of their 
demise. There are stories of "insanity," "murder," "walls saturated with electric horror," and the like, 
but as the "ghost" in question was exorcized by a Bishop, no one need fear a visit to 50 Berkeley Square 
now. 

Publicotions and Activities 

Lorraine Mathies has been granted a special leave with pay from April through September by the 
Regents of the University to undertake several study and research projects, among them a chapter on 
educational information sources for a new edition of Sources of Information in the Social Sciences, edit- 
ed by Carl White, and a publication on overseas educational opportunities. She intends to survey con- 
flicts in educational terminology in several basic bibliographical tools for educational research, and 
also to plan for the selective dissemination of information from the ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Col- 
lege Information. 

Rudolf Bart has also been granted a leave with pay from March through August for the study of 
library systems in North Africa and the Near East. He is sponsored by UCLA's Near Eastern Center 
and supported by a Ford Foundation grant for international and comparative studies. 

Acknowledgments by Paul Prasow and Edward Peters, of the UCLA faculty, in their Arbitration 
and Collective Bargaining: Conflict Resolution in Labor Relations: "The staff of the Social Sciences 
Materials Service of the UCLA Graduate Research Library has been especially cooperative. Our thanks 
in particular go to Edwin H. Kaye, Ann Mitchell, and Elizabeth Smith." 

The Clark Library has published Hobbes and the Epic Tradition of Political Theory, by Sheldon S. 
Wolin, with an Introduction by Richard E. Ashcraft. The paper was read at a Clark Library invitational 
seminar in February, 1968. Copies are available on request. 

The Bodleian Library and Its Friends: Catalogue of an Exhibition Held 1969—1970, with a Preface 
by Robert Shackleton, Bodley's Librarian, is a booklet of 88 pages and 27 illustrations which provides 
descriptions of the 156 selections of notable gifts in the exhibition prepared by the Library at Oxford. 
The UCLA Library will be host to this exhibition from April 13 to May 2. Copies of the catalogue are 
available at $2.50, tax included, at the Library Card Window of the Research Library, or by mail from 
the Gifts and Exchange Section, Acquisitions Department (checks to be made to the Regents of the Univer- 
sity of California). 



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The French Research Foundation Library 

The UCLA Library has received as a gift the library of the French Research Foundation in Los 
Angeles. The Foundation, established by Charles Boyer in the early 1940's as a gesture of defiance 
and affirmation under the impact of the political collapse of France, has in a very short period of time 
developed a collection which has become representative of the multifacedness of French civilization. 

The library of some 9500 volumes covers all aspects of the French achievement during the last 
three hundred years, characteristically combining concern for coverage of subject matter with the bib- 
liophile's concern for book art, which has always been a particularly strong point of French artistry. 
Especially notable in the collection are a rare and early edition of Diderot's Encyclopedie and a re- 
markable assemblage of documents concerning the French Revolution. 

The value of the collection for both scholars and the public is considerably enhanced by carefully 
assembled ephemera which could hardly be duplicated outside France. There are posters dating from 
World War I, long runs of French newspapers and periodicals going back to the beginning of the century, 
and a comprehensive collection of materials by and about the French Resistance during World War II, 
together with recordings stemming from this period. The library also includes numerous albums of 
press clippings which reflect the shifts of world opinion with regard to France, and a number of albums 
of rare and valuable autographs. 

G.V.G. 



Librarian's Notes 

The Council of the Friends of the UCLA Library met on Saturday, February 28, at the Clark Library 
and re-elected Mr. Saul Cohen as President. The new Vice-President will be Mrs. Peggy Christian, the 
Secretary Mr. Muir Dawson, and the Treasurer Mr. James S. Hartzell. 

From a healthy treasury, dedicated to special acquisition needs of the University Library, the Coun- 
cil voted 53,000 as one-quarter payment toward purchase of the late Professor Majl Ewing's personal 
library, which will be described here in a future issue. On the closing of the estate, Professor Ewing's 
brother and sister-in-law, Drs. John Paul and Mary Ewing, generously provided a 56,000 check to cover 
half of the nominal price established by the Probate Court. The other quarter of the cost has been met 
by funds made available to the Library by the UCLA Endowment Association, most notably through con- 
tributions to the UCLA Parents' Fund. 

The Friends Council also voted to fund one-half of the anticipated cost of a program of readings to 
be presented by the Watts Writers' Workshop in the Rotunda of the College Library on the evening of 
Saturday, April 4. The Associated Students of UCLA will generously match the Friends grant for this 
interesting program. 

Mr. and Mrs. Francis P. Farquhar of Berkeley were invited by the Council to Honorary Membership 
in the Friends. The L'CLA Librarian for June 1969 announced the gift of Mr. Farquhar's personal li- 
brary on mountains and mountaineering to the UCLA Library. A second large shipment of Farquhar books 
recently came to us. Next year, when we open up the new suite for the Department of Special Collections 
in Unit II of the Research Library, the Farquhar books will have an honored place among the opening dis- 
plays. 

R.V. 



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1970 Council Membership of the Friends of the UCLA Library 

Officers: President, Mr. Saul Cohen; Vice-President. Mrs. Peggy Christian; Secretary, Mr. Muir 
Dawson; and Treasurer, Mr. James S. Hartzell. 

Members of the Council: Terms to expire December 31, 1970, Mr. Aaron Epstein, Mr. Everett Moore, 
Mrs. Edwin Corle, Dr. Marcus Crahan, Mr. Muir Dawson, and Professor Ralph Rice; terms to expire 
December 31, 1971. Mr. Saul Cohen, Mr. Jerome Cushman, Mr. Grant Dahlstrom, Mr. James S. Hartzell, 
Mr. Richard D. Lewis, and Dr. John H. Urabec; terms to expire December 31, 1972. Mr. A.T. Brugger, 
Mrs. Peggy Christian, Professor Hugh Dick, Miss Doris Harris, Mr. Harry Levinson, and Mr. Roby Wentz. 



David Foxon to Lecture on Bibliographical Description 

The School of Library Service will present, as the tenth in its series of Zeitlin & Ver Brugge Lec- 
tures on Bibliography, an address by Mr. David Foxon, Reader in Textual Criticism at Oxford University, 
who will speak on "Some Thoughts on the History of Bibliographical Description." The lecture will be 
given at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, in Room 1200, Humanities Building, and it will be open to the public 
without charge. 



Noblest 

" [The library j seems to me one of the noblest activities of any culture: measure of what has been, 
indication of what may be, testimonial to our purposes that are shared even in antagonism, reassurance 
that homo sapiens has been and will remain sapient." (Wallace Stegner, in The Sound of Mountain Water, 
1969.) 



Spring Dinner Meeting of the Friends of the Library 

Dr. Robert Shackleton, Bodley's Librarian, will address a joint dinner meeting of the Friends of the 
UCLA Library, Bodley's American Friends, and the Oxford Society at the Faculty Center on April 15. 
Announcements will be in the mail soon. Library staff members are cordially invited to attend. Further 
information may be obtained from Marian Ellithorpe, in the Acquisitions Department. 



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friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Hilda Bohem, William E. Conway, Richard 
L- King, Julie Kuenzel, Samuel Margolis, Wilbur J. Smith, Giselle Von Grunebaum, Robert Vosper. 



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April, 1970 



The TSodleian Library 
and its friends 




Treosures from the Bodleian Library 

For the first time in the history of the Bodleian 
Library of Oxford University, some of its manuscripts 
and printed treasures are on exhibition outside of 
Britain. The UCLA Library is now showing the exhi- 
bition, prepared by the Bodleian for three American 
libraries, to illustrate the history of the Library, with 
an emphasis on the generosity of its many friends. 
The exhibition opened on December 16 at the Library 
of the Grolier Club in New York. It has recently been 
shown in the Newberry Library in Chicago, and will 
now be on display at UCLA, in the University Research 
Library, until May 2. 

"From its first years, the Bodleian has had an 
appeal extending far beyond the limits of Great Britain," 
Robert Shackleton, Bodley's Librarian, has written, in 
his Preface to the catalogue of the exhibition. "The 
Library's readers, today more than ever, are of diverse 
nationalities. Works of scholarship published in many 
countries have been based on reading undertaken in its 
reading rooms. Many manuscripts have been edited in 
the alcoves of Duke Humfrey's Library; many a literary 
biography has been written below the seventeenth- 
century frieze of the Upper Reading Room, just as many 
an undergraduate essay has been hastily finished be- 
fore the evening closing of the Radcliffe Camera-now splendidly restored both inside and out." 

Selected for the exhibition, says Dr. Shackleton, are not simply the rarest or most valuable of the 
Library's books and manuscripts, but "those which throw the clearest light on the Library's development 
and enrichment through more than three and a half centuries. They illustrate the evolving interests of 
the learned and of booklovers. They show how much the Library has owed to friends and benefactors." 

Dr. Shackleton flew to Los Angeles on Sunday from San Francisco (he had been in Eugene, Oregon, 
to lecture at the University), and got to the Library in time to see the finishing touches being put on 
the exhibition. Two items were held for him to place in the cases. One was item number 1, "The Library 
in 1566" (MS. Bodley 13 [S.C. 3056] ), presented to the Library by John More in 1630. It contains the 
earliest known drawing of the Divinity School with Duke Humfrey's Library above, made by John Bereblock 
to illustrate verses presented to Queen Elizabeth I on a visit to Oxford. The other was an eleventh- 



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century illuminated manuscript (M.S. Lai. luurg.f.5 [S.C. 29744} ), "St. Margaret's Gospels." It was 
once the favorite volume of St. Margaret of Scotland (died 1093), wife of Malcolm Canmore, King of 
Scotland. It was purchased by Bodley's Librarian (E.W.B. Nicholson) in 1887, for &3, when it was 
wrongly described as fourteenth century. 

On Wednesday of this week, Dr. Shackleton addressed a meeting of the Friends of the UCLA Library, 
members of Bodley's American Friends, and members of the Oxford Society (Americans who have studied 
at Oxford). He also addressed the students of the School of Library Service, and was guest of honor 
one day at a luncheon given by the Honnold Library at Claremont. 

The Catalogue for the exhibition was prepared by Mr. Paul Morgan of the Bodleian Library. It was 
printed by the Meriden Gravure Company, in Connecticut, from film material produced at the University 
Press, Oxford. Copies may be purchased at the Library Card Window in the Research Library at $2.50, 
tax included. Mail orders may be addressed to the Gifts and Exchange Section of the Library. 

E.T.M. 



Display of Winning Book Collections 

The book collections chosen for awards by the judges in the Robert B. Campbell Student Book 
Collection Competitions will be displayed in Room 190 of the Powell Library on Wednesday, April 29. 

Clark Library Fellow 

Professor Jean H. Hagstrum, distinguished member of the English Department at Northwestern Uni- 
versity, will be in residence as Fellow of the Clark Library through July 1970. He is engaged in research 
on a project aimed at exploring caricature, book illustration, and the >ymbolism shared by writers and 
artists. Professor Hagstrum will be available at the Clark Library for consultation with graduate stu- 
dents and faculty- Appointments may be made by calling 731—8529. 



Publications 

Norman Dudley has written an article on "The Blanket Order," based upon a survey of acquisition 
policies in the member institutions of the Association of Research Libraries, which has been published 
in Library Trends for January 1970. 

Mr. Dudley's review of Centralized Book Processing, by Lawrence Leonard and others, appears in 
the March issue of the Journal of Library Automation. 

Jerome Cushman's Tom B. ana' tht joyful \oise, a children's novel set in New Orleans and infused 
with jazz music, has been published this month by Westminster Press. 

J. M. Edelstein has reviewed The journey Not the Arrival Matters, the fifth and final volume of 
Leonard Woolf's autobiography, for the years 1939 to 1969, for the April 4 & 11 issue of Tl'e \ew Re- 
public. 



April, 1970 23 

The Privileges of Pregnoncy 

"The life of the pregnant woman is a privileged life." So begins the Introduction to Diez previlegios 
para mugeres prenadas . . . con vn diccionario Medico, by Juan Alonso y de los Ruyzes de Fontecha, 
printed in Alcala de Henares by Luyz Martynez Grande in 1606. The author of this curious work, re- 
cently acquired by the Library, was Professor of Medicine at the University of Alcala de Henares. He 
was born in the town of Daimiel, in the province of La Mancha, around 1560, and studied at Alcala, and 
later at the University of Bologna, where he was a student of the noted pioneer in plastic surgery, Gaspare 
Tagliacozzo. Returning to Alcala, he remained with the Faculty of Medicine there until his death in 1620. 
He was the author of two other books, Medicorvm incipientium Mediana, scv Medicinae Christianae 
Speculum, published in 1598, and Dispvtationes medicae . . . de anginarum, published in 1611. The latter 
is considered a classic on the disease of angina. 

In Diez previlegios, Alonso defends himself to the reader for writing on a medical subject in the 
vernacular instead of in Latin. He cites the objections of those who think that such a serious subject 
should not be made common because it might be misunderstood by the unlearned, but he feels that his 
book is important for the education of midwives and wet-nurses, who do not read Latin. He adds that 
he has retained the Latin for prescriptions, remedies, precepts, and serious professional matters. 

The ten "privileges" of the pregnant woman are the following: to have all her reasonable appetites 
and whims satisfied, lest the newborn child be marked by the object of her desire; to be bled when cir- 
cumstances justify; to be purged; to abstain from religious fasts when her health requires it; to be allow- 
ed to wear charms to protect herself against miscarriage, even if she so loads her neck that she looks 
like an Arab bazaar; to take mild exercise and to bathe; to move to a healthier or more auspicious local- 
ity for the birth of her child; to choose a competent midwife; to use a qualified wet-nurse; to provide 
herself with medicines and charms to protect the newborn baby from the evil eye and the dangerous 
"humors" of visitors. 

The book is a strange mixture of good sense and superstition. It is a compendium of what has been 
written and said about pregnancy and the newborn from ancient times, and thus is a treasure-trove of 
folklore. It contains two rather complete treatises, on midwifery and on wet-nurses. 

The enduring value of the work is in its second part, a medical dictionary of 158 double-columned 
folios with its own title, Diccionario, de los nombrcs de piedras, plantas, fnctos, yerbas, jlores, enferme- 
dades, causas, y accidentes, que van en estc libra, de los diez preuilegios de mugeres prenadas, y se 
ballon communmente , en los autores que van ciitidos en el. Hippocrates, Galeno, Auicena, Paulo a 
Gineta, Rasis, Moscbio, Cleopatra, Aristoteles, y otros mucbos, conforme is tan en cllos, ora esten 
corrompidos en la lengua Griega, Arabiga, o Latina, ora no, para que los esludiantes que comiencan la 
ciencia de la Mcdizina, tengan noticia dellos, 

Latin words are given their Spanish equivalents where these exist, and defined where they do not. 
This constitutes the earliest vernacular Spanish medical dictionary, and the work is one of the earliest, 
if not the earliest, medical dictionary in any modern European language. It has been heavily drawn on 
by Spanish lexicographers up to the present day. 

The copy now in the Library's Department of Special Collections formerly belonged to the great 
Spanish bibliophile Pedro Salva y Mallen, the printed catalog of whose library is one of the major bib- 
liographies of early Spanish books. Diez previlegios is a rare work which is usually found with the 
dictionary either missing or in poor condition from much use; a copy in perfect condition, such as we 
now have, is thus an especially fine addition to the Library. 

F.Z. 



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C. D. O'Mdley, 1907-1970 

Donald O'Malley's relationship, both personally and professionally, with the University Library 
was so close as to be almost symbiotic. Although the Biomedical Library's historical collections had 
gotten well started before his appointment in 1959 as professor of medical history, the distinguished 
growth came during his tenure and will always be marked by his extensive bibliophilic learning. He 
not only carefully selected books for purchase, but added to the holdings substantially by gifts from 
his personal library and also by fostering other important donations. 

Professor O'Malley's library interests were not limited to his own specialty, as evidenced by his 
service on the Senate Library Committee from 1961 to 1964, including the chairmanship in the last year. 
From his first arrival at UCLA he gave particular attention to the Clark Library, to the point where he 
deserves full credit for bringing great stature to the Clark on the scientific side. Beyond seeing to the 
growth of the collections, he instituted a brilliant sequence of Clark Seminar programs within the broad 
field of scientific history. From 1961 he fostered one or more such sessions each year, chaired several 
of them, and himself presented a paper at one on "English Medical Literature in Sixteenth and Seven- 
teenth Century England." He joined the Clark Library Committee in 1961/62 and was chairman of its 
Program Subcommittee the last few years. This service to the Clark and enhancement of its scholarly 
utility was to culminate in 1970/71 with his appointment as the second Clark Library Professor. 

Few faculty members, in my experience, can have so generously and so deeply fostered both the 
collections of the UCLA Library and their active utility for scholarship. 

Donald O'Malley was a scholar of the highest international eminence and his published works are 
landmarks, but his true monument is imbedded in the Library, and he would have it so, I am sure. 

R.V. 



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friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: William E. Conway, Janice Koyama, 
Everett T. Moore, Robert Vosper, Frances Zeitlin. 



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May, 1970 



The Dickens Centennial at UCLA 

June 3, 1970, marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Charles Dickens. This event will be widely 
commemorated — large exhibitions at the British Museum and at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. 

as well as memorial services at Westminster Abbey, 
are planned. 



At UCLA we will do our share to honor Charles 
Dickens. The March issue of X meteenth-Century 
Fiction, edited at UCLA, is a special Dickens num- 
ber. On Saturday, May 9, the William Andrews Clark 
Memorial Library presented an invitational seminar 
on Charles Dickens and George Cruikshank, chaired 
by our own Dickensian, Professor Ada Nisbet, of the 
Department of English. On display at the Clark Li- 
brary is an exhibition of its Cruikshank and Dickens 
holdings, including a prime Pickwick in the original 
parts. 

At the University Research Library there is an 
exhibition, on display until June 15, of Oliver Twist, 
the only major work by Dickens, aside from Sketches 
by Boz, to be illustrated by Cruikshank. The exhi- 
bition consists of a comprehensive assemblage of 
early editions, as well as foreign and illustrated edi- 
tions of Oliver Twist. The book's illustrators in 
general and George Cruikshank in particular are stud- 
ied in detail. A wide variety of materials, including 
serial, book, and parts issues of Oliver Twist, original drawings, engravings, caricatures, motion picture 
still shots, playing cards, and sundry artifacts, have been gathered for the display from the Library's col- 
lections and from the holdings of a number of other libraries and private collections. The Library Exhi- 
bitions Committee was aided, especially in the development of the theme, in the discovery of sources of 
material, and in the overall design of the exhibition, by Richard A. Vogler, a doctoral candidate under the 
direction of Professor Nisbet. 

Mr. Vogler also has written an essay on Oliver Twist, emphasizing its particular significance for the 
centennial celebration and clarifying some aspects of the relationship between Dickens' text and Cruik- 
shank's illustrations. The Library has published this essay as a keepsake in an illustrated booklet de- 
signed by Marian Engelke. A limited number of copies are available at $1.00 at the Library Card Window 
of the Research Library or, by mail, from the Gifts and Exchange Section (checks to be made payable to 
The Regents of the University of California). 




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The Mesosaurus and Gondwanaland: Exhibit in the Geology-Geophysics Library 

The Geology-Geophysics Library is exhibiting a display of rare aquatic fossils, many of them from 
the Topanga area. The Miocene age, beginning about 25 million years ago and lasting perhaps 15 million 
years, is especially well represented in Southern California. Fossil fishes are found in coastal cliffs and 
mountains of the Los Angeles, San Diego, and Santa Barbara areas. 

The theory of Continental Drift is directly related to our most valuable specimen, the Mesosaurus. 
If the Americas were pushed eastward, they would almost fit the coasts of Africa and Europe. A hundred 
years ago it was speculated that the Atlantic continents had once been joined and had since drifted apart. 
Again, fifty years ago, this was suggested simultaneously by an American geologist and a German meteor- 
ologist. The refitting of the Atlantic coasts of Africa and South America into a single giant land mass 
has been called Gondwanaland. Geologists still have questions regarding processes that formed the con- 
tinents and ocean basins, that set the major periods of mountain-building in motion, and that began and 
ended the ice ages. Opinion divides most sharply on the question of whether the earth has been rigid 
throughout its history with fixed ocean basins and continents, or whether the earth is slightly plastic, 
with continents slowly drifting over its surface, fracturing and reuniting and perhaps growing in the process. 
Interest in the second theory of Continental Drift is currently on the rise. 

On exhibit we have Mesosaurus brasiliensis, from Xisto formation, Sao Mateus do Sul, Brazil, a small 
reptile 250 million years old. According to A. S. Romer, "Mesosaurus was an amphibious form. It had 
well-developed limbs and was perfectly able to walk on land. But it obviously spent most of its time 
making a living in water. There was a long beak, armed with a great battery of slender, needle-like teeth. 
. . . the geographic distribution of Mesosaurus appears highly significant. It is found in only two places 
in the world: (1) in the early Permian beds of the Dwyka formation of Western Cape Colony; and (2) in the 
closely comparable sediments of the Itarare formation of southern Brazil, almost directly across the South 
Atlantic. . . It is about 20,000 miles via 'normal' continental shore routes from one area to the other. If 
it had traveled thus, one would expect some trace of Mesosaurus in Eurasia or North America, through 
which it must have passed, and in both of which there are rather abundant Permian deposits. No such 
trace has ever been found . . . the suggestion may be made that this animal swam the 3,000-mile stretch 
of the South Atlantic. But, Mesosaurus. although a moderately competent swimmer, apparently does not 
appear to have been well adapted to a truly marine habitat. . . Much more reasonable is the assumption 
that at that time the South Atlantic was nonexistent and that the Itarare and Dwyka formations, very simi- 
lar in nature, were one; no migration was necessary." 

In the Cambrian period 600 million years ago the trilobites or "three-lobed fossils" entered the scene 
and were undisputed masters for 150 million years until superseded by the fishes. More than 2,000 differ- 
ent kinds of trilobites have been found. On exhibit we have Fremontia fremonti (Walcott). a trilobite from 
the lower Cambrian Latham Shale, Marble Mountains, Cadiz, California, 600 million years old. The late 
Professor William C. Putnam said that "these curious animals, distantly related to such things as hermit 
crabs, were very highly organized to have existed at the dawn of recorded life. They had complex multi- 
sensed eyes (like those of flies and other insects), segmented bodies, elaborate sensory antennae, multi- 
ple legs, bodies differentiated into head, thorax, and tail, and a central nervous system. In their heyday, 
they successfully exploited the available environments in the sea. Some swam freely on the surface, some 
dwelt in shallow waters near the shore, others scavenged and burrowed in the mud at the bottom." 

Several other species of fossils are included in the exhibit; all were supplied by courtesy of Takeo 
Susuki, LouElla Saul, Tina Kasbeer, and Thomas Fairchild, members of the Department of Geology. A 
map of the ocean floor of the Atlantic is shown as background so that viewers may see the "fit" of the 
continents. 

D. G. 



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Early Dutch Voyages to the East Indies 

The Business Administration Library has acquired, for its Robert E. Gross Collection of Rare Books 
in the History of Business and Economics, a handsome facsimile reprint of Isaac Commelin's Begin end 
Voortgangb, Van de Vereenighde SedcrUmtsche Geoctroyeerde Oost-lndische Compagnie, of 1646. This 
collection, a compilation from the manuscript and printed journals of Dutch voyagers to the East Indies 
from 1602 to 1631, is an important primary source for the early history of the Dutch East India Company. 




Begin end Voortgangb was first published anonymously in two volumes in 1644, and later appeared 
in other editions: a second edition in 1645, two editions in 1646, and two in 1648. Responsibility for 
the collection remained a mystery until the publication in 1693 of Caspar Commelin's Beschryvinge van 
Amsterdam, in which he testified that his father Isaac (1598-1676) was compiler and Jan Jansz (Joannes 
Janssonius) editor of the collection. 

Peter Tiele and Frederik Muller, leading authorities on the literature of early Dutch exploration, as- 
sert that Begin end Voortgangb is one of the most valuable collections in any language of voyages to the 
East. This high praise is due in part to the inclusion of several manuscripts unpublished elsewhere, 
personal narratives based upon Commelin's interviews of Dutch adventurers, and a profusion of excellent 
illustrative plates and maps. 

The present reprint, published by Facsimile Uitgaven Nederland in four volumes in 1969, is of the 
edition of 1646 described by Tiele in his Memoire Bibliographique. It is the most commonly found edition, 
although any of the editions of Commelin are scarce. The title page is from the first edition, and it in 
turn was taken from Marten Heubeldingh's famous collection of voyages published in 1619 by Michiel 
Colijn. It depicts the Dutch disputing with the Portuguese over the treasures of the Indies and is signed 
"P. I. [Pieter Intes?] inuen. [and] J. van meurs Sculp." Ceylon is probably the locale represented. 

The acquisition of this facsimile complements the holdings of early imprints relating to the Dutch 
East India Company in the Gross Collection. It is now on exhibit in the second floor reading room of the 
Business Administration Library. 



R.L.K. 



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Reception for Rudolf Friml 

The Music Library and the Department of Music held a reception on May 1 honoring Rudolf Friml, on 
the occasion of the announcement of the Rudolf Friml Library of Music, which has been established in 
the Music Library. In December 1968, Mr. Friml had donated his first group of materials to the Library, 
and recently he has added new documents. The Library eventually will contain all available manuscripts, 
sketch books, and published scores, as well as disc and tape recordings. 

At the reception Mr. Friml sat ar the piano to play a composition by Bedrich Smetana, a fellow Czech 
composer, and he also played some of his own songs — "Indian Love Call," "Sympathy," and "Donkey 
Serenade." Additional music was provided by Professor David Morton, assisted by students from the De- 
partment of Music. An exhibit of materials relating to Rudolf Friml was on display in the Music Library. 

R. H. 



Seminar on California Printing at the Clark Library 

To explain the influence of the Book Club of California and the Primavera Press on the development 
of printing in California was the purpose of a Clark Library invitational seminar held on April 11. Profes- 
sor James D. Hart, Director of the Bancroft Library on the Berkeley campus, presented a paper on "The 
Book Club of California: Its Impress on Fine Printing," in which he considered the books sponsored by 
the Club, from the first in 1914 (Robert E. Cowan's A Bibliography of the History of California and the 
Pacific West, 1510-1906) to the present, and the printers who were commissioned to produce them. The 
roster has included John Henry Nash, the Grabhorns, Adrian Wilson, the L-D Allen Press, and, locally, 
Ward Ritchie, the Plantin Press of Saul and Lillian Marks, and the Castle Press of Grant Dahlstrom. 

The Primavera Press, founded by Jake Zeitlin, flourished in Los Angeles from 1930 to 1936. Its 
history was related by Ward Ritchie, the Los Angeles printer and publisher who was one of the active 
participants in the undertaking. His vivid account of the books published and the personalities involved 
in the publications of this Press illuminated an important and little-known aspect of the development of 
the art of printing in Southern California. 

W.E.C. 



The Gardner Family Papers 

During the early 1870's, a young man named Henri F. Gardner left Michigan to come to Southern Cal- 
ifornia in search of work and a healthful climate. In 1873 he purchased twenty acres of land on South 
Glassell Street in Orange, thus beginning a career of land acquisition and development in both Los Angeles 
and Orange counties. 

Papers and legal records relating to the business affairs of H. F. Gardner were first given to the Li- 
brary in 1961 by Dion L. Gardner (a grandson of H. F.), following the death of his father, Dian Rathbun 
Gardner, the previous year. Although they were not extensive in number, the papers served to whet the 
appetite for more information on the Gardners of Orange. Early this year, Neal Harlow, formerly Associate 
University Librarian at UCLA and emeritus Dean of the School of Library Service at Rutgers, added to the 
Gardner papers already in the Department of Special Collections nearly five times the amount of existing 
material. As with the previous gift, the additional papers came from Dion Gardner, Mrs. Harlow's brother. 



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The collection is divided roughly into three parts. The first, the papers of Henri F. Gardner, is in 
many ways the most interesting. In addition to well over 100 land deeds, leases, and rental agreements 
dating from 1874 to 1918, there are also H. F.'s daily journals for the 1880's, tax records and assessments 
on the various Gardner properties in Orange and Los Angeles, a few old photographs — such as the 1889 
view of Ontario shown here — and some scattered correspondence and stock certificates relating to the 
Santa Ana Valley Irrigation Company and water development in Orange County. The latter material is of 
particular interest because Gardner was one of the original founders of the Irrigation Company, serving 
as its secretary and later as superintendent for many years. 

The second part of the collection consists of the papers of Dian Rathbun Gardner and represents the 
original gift to the Library. As with the H. F. Gardner papers, this section also has numerous deeds, 
leases, tax records, and rental agreements, among them one agreement of interest to bookmen: an assign- 
ment of the lease held by Douglas K. Fagg on the "dwelling . . . known as No. 1559 Altivo Way, Los 
Angeles" to Jake Zeitlin for the period November 1, 1931, to December 31, 1932. 

Other materials added to this group include papers dealing with the estate of Emma Howard Gardner 
(widow of H. F.), minutes of the meetings of the Gardner heirs following her death and their decision to 
form the Gardner Company in 1935, and, finally, papers relating to the dissolution of the company in I960, 
after the death of the manager, Dian R. Gardner. 

The third and largest section of the collection consists of the papers of the Gardner Company during 
its approximately 26 years of operation. These include account books, bank statements, employee records, 
files on citrus production — including the packing, shipment, and sale of citrus products — and materials 
on later water development in Orange County. In conjunction with the first two parts of the collection, the 
Gardner Company papers offer a rare opportunity to study the full life span of a Southern California busi- 
ness involved in land development and citrus production in two counties. 



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Awards Are Granted for Student Book Collections 

Kirk Hallahan was the winner of the first prize in the undergraduate section of the 1970 Robert B. 
Campbell Student Book Collection Competitions. His collection contains representative works on the 
various philosophical and sociological aspects of mass communications, and also materials on the sev- 
eral media, such as newspapers, radio, and television. 

R. Kent Rasmussen placed first in the graduate competition with his library on pre-colonial African 
history. "I have tried to purge it," wrote Mr. Rasmussen concerning the collection submitted for the com- 
petition, "of all works which focus primarily, or mainly, upon the activities of outsiders: Europeans, 
Asians, North Africans, or South African whites." 

Undergraduate second and third prizes went to Bruce Richardson ("James Joyce and the Books in 
His Wake") and Bennett Gilbert ("Edmund Burke"), and second and third places were awarded to graduate 
students Elliott Mittler ("Illustrated Surrealist Books") and E. C. Krupp ("Children's Fiction, Illustrated 
in the Grande Maniere"). In addition, special awards for distinguished collections were made to Marilyn 
Boyd ("Illustrated Children's Books from Thomas Bewick to Arthur Rackham"), David Jay Derovan ("Jew- 
ish Theology"), Judy Miner ("The Dance in India"), and Steven E. Toth ("Sociology of Science /Science 
Policy"). 

The judges of the collections for this year, Harry Levinson, antiquarian bookseller, Norman J. W. 
Thrower, Professor of Geography, and Clifton Fadiman, writer and critic, presented certificates to the 
winners at a program in the Grunwald Graphic Arts Gallery on April 28. A highlight of the afternoon was 
the discussion of "The Book as a Happening" by Lawrence Clark Powell and Ward Ritchie, moderated by 
Ad Brugger, of ASUCLA. Donors of the prizes were Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Campbell, the Friends of the 
UCLA Library, and the ASUCLA Student Store. 

J.K. 



Acquisitions on Microfilm 

Newly acquired microfilms of newspapers include the Valparaiso, Chile, El Mercuno. for 1847-1856, 
on 9 reels; the Rio de Janeiro Imprensa Popular (the official daily of the Brazilian Communist Party), for 
1951-1958, on 15 reels; and, complementing filmed holdings previously received, the Istanbul Cumburiyet, 
for 1943-1955, on 30 reels. 

Among periodicals which have been received on film are Russkoi Obozrenic, for 1890-1898, on 26 
reels, and Deutsche Kolonialzeitung, volumes 1-39, 1884-1922, on 22 reels; the latter was the organ of 
the Deutscher Kolonialverein and the Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft. 

Also received have been the series of French Political Pamphlets, 1560-1653, on 28 reels, filmed 
from the Newberry Library's holdings, with a printed index; the British Trades Union Congress, Parlia- 
mentary Committee Minutes, 1881-1922, on 5 reels; and Caribbean Voices, on 3 reels, comprising scripts 
of fictional, poetic, and dramatic readings by West Indian black authors which were broadcast by BBC 
between 1945 and 1958. 

S. M. 



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Staff Publications 

Peter G. Watson is the author of Great Britain' s National Lending Library, which has been published 
this month by the UCLA School of Library Service. (The multilithed, 93-page book is priced at $4.00, 
paperbound, and is available from the School.) Mr. Watson is a former staff member of the National Lend- 
ing Library. 

Robert Collison has prepared the Index, on 168 pages, for the two volumes of The Friend, edited by 
Barbara E. Rooke, which together comprise volume 4 in the Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 
published in the Bollingen Series by Princeton University Press and Routledge & Kegan Paul. 

Robert Vosper has provided one of the chapters of The Librarian Speaking: Interviews with Univer- 
sity Librarians, by Guy R. Lyle (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1970). 

Robert M. Hayes has had his paper on "Information Science in Librarianship" published in Libri, 
volume 19, number 3, of 1969. 



Librarian's Notes 

Professor H. T. Swedenberg, of the Department of English, who this academic year is the first in- 
cumbent of the Clark Library Professorship, will continue in that position during 1970/71. Next year's 
incumbent was to have been C. D. O'Malley, Professor of Medical History, whose death was reported in 
our last issue. Under these distressing circumstances we were fortunate that Professor Swedenberg 
could be available to keep this new academic program at the Clark Library active without interruption. 

Since Professor Swedenberg will have to design a 1970/71 seminar program that fits his own intel- 
lectual interests, an informal faculty group is looking into the possibility of forwarding at least some of 
the plans that Professor O'Malley had projected, especially as a memorial to his great career. 

In view of Professor O'Malley's close relationships with the Library, some of his friends have al- 
ready sent checks to UCLA's Biomedical Library; these will be placed in a book fund in his name. 



On the inception of the recent campus distress I issued the following statement which I continue to 
affirm as a fundamental ideal: 

The Library is an open sanctuary. It is devoted to individual intellectual inquiry and contem- 
plation. Its function is to provide free access to ideas and information. It is a haven of pri- 
vacy, a source of both cultural and intellectual sustenance for the individual reader. 

Since it is thus committed to free and open inquiry on a personal basis, the Library must re- 
main open, with access to it always guaranteed. 

R. V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California, Los Angeles 90024. 
Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: William E. Conway, Dora Gerard, Richard 
Hudson, Richard L. King, Janice Koyama, Samuel Margolis, Saundra Taylor, Robert Vosper. 



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Acquisition of the Ewing Library 

The Library is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of the entire library of the late Professor 
and Mrs. Majl Ewing. This acquisition was made possible through the generosity of Professor Ewing's 
brother and sister-in-law, Doctors John Paul and Mary Ewing of Chatsworth, California, and of the Friends 
of the UCLA Library and the UCLA Parents' Fund. 




Wilbur J. Smith, Majl Ewing, Carmelita Ewing, and Dwight L. Clarke 
in the Department of Special Collections 

Professor Ewing was one of the most generous donors to the Library during the three decades he 
taught in the Department of English. He frequently helped the Library with funds towards the purchase 
of valuable materials, some of the more noteworthy of these being the Dinah Mulock Craik Papers, our 
Max Beerbohm manuscripts, and the Aldine Plato of 1513, which was the Library's two-millionth volume. 
Shortly before his death in 1967, he gave the Library his large collections of the first editions of Aldous 
Huxley, D. H. Lawrence, and Osbert Sitwell. 

Mrs. Carmelita Ewing, who was the granddaughter of General William Starke Rosecrans of Civil War 
fame, together with her brother, William Starke Rosecrans II, donated the Rosecrans family papers to the 



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Library in 1956, one of the richest historical American manuscript collections ever given to the University. 
The Library therefore has good cause to be grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Ewing, and it is fitting that their books 
should now be presented to the Library as a memorial to them. 

The collection is made up of about 4000 volumes, mostly of twentieth-century literature. The Ewings 
were discriminating collectors, who invariably acquired beautifully clean and crisp copies of the books 
they were interested in. The emphasis is on English writers. There are about 115 volumes of Walter de 
la Mare, including some manuscripts of his poems; and there is the complete collection of all twenty of 
Ivy Compton-Burnett's novels in first editions, among them a beautiful copy of Dolores, her first novel 
and a very scarce book. Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, J. Middleton Murry, Edith Sitwell, Norman 
Douglas, A. E. Housman, Logan Pearsall Smith, Grant Richards, Elizabeth Bowen, Angus Wilson, Joyce 
Cary, Stella Benson, and many others are all here in first editions, generally in mint copies. On the Amer- 
ican side there are good collections of Robert Frost, T. S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, Katherine Anne Porter, 
Willa Cather, and C. F. Maclntyre. And for scholarly research, a valuable part of the library consists of 
the large number of critical books on twentieth-century literature, augmenting the author collections in the 
Ewing library. 

The manuscripts in the library, while not extensive in 
number, are of fine quality. Included are proof pages with 
Virginia Woolf s holograph corrections for Mrs. D allow ay , 
a number of interesting D. H. Lawrence manuscripts, letters 
and manuscripts of Aldous Huxley, various drafts of six of 
Ivy Compton-Burnett's novels, and letters of Edith Sitwell, 
Norman Douglas, A. E. Housman, Stella Benson, and T. S. 
Eliot. Also present is a large collection of original letters 
of Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873), apparently ac- 
quired in the preparation of Professor Ewing's doctoral dis- 
sertation, The Drama of Bulwer-Lytton: A Study on the 
Early Victorian Stage (University of Virginia, 1929), a copy 
of which is included in the library. 



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From the Library 

of 

Majl and Carmelita Rosecrans Ewing 

Acquired 

through the generosity of 

the Drs. John Paul and Mary Ewing, 

The Friends of the UCLA Library, 

and the UCLA Parent's Fund 

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The Library 
University of California, Los Angeles 



B. W. 



Moratorium History Committee 

The Library's Moratorium History Committee was conceived and christened in haste last month (we 
could hardly have come up with a less appealing name). At this tender age it represents a loose conglom- 
eration of Library staff members who have voluntarily and enthusiastically responded to the challenge that 
the Library —which has previously collected materials on the Paris student uprising and Columbia Uni- 
versity riots, among other significant events of these times — should make itself the depository for materi- 
als currently emanating from this campus. 



Upon learning of a number of uncoordinated efforts to collect fleeting materials in different areas of 
the campus, we were concerned not only to provide a focal point for the collection of such vivid source 
documents as handbills, posters, and other ephemeral materials, but to assemble the products of weightier 
efforts reflected in the preparation of redirected courses, in interdisciplinary classes, and in the documen- 
tation of field work. There could, for example, be great interest and possibly much of value in being able 
to make comparative studies of student community actions, and also in studying the effects of such activ- 
ities on the students. Since customary divisions between scientists, social scientists, and people in the 



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humanities and arts are being transcended, provision should be made for the pooling of the evidence of 
their work so that it may be accessible to all. 

The primary effort so far has been to alert the campus community to the need to deposit such materi- 
als in the Library. We have had responses to our written appeals, and many of the local television and 
radio stations have expressed gratification that we should be interested in obtaining copies of pertinent 
editorial comments. But the bulk of our collection has been garnered through the personal effort and leg- 
work of Library staff members. 

Our collection of posters, ranging in appearance from the home-made to the professional, provides a 
simple, stark overview of a complex and highly emotional segment of campus history. Less dramatic but 
equally as interesting are the articles and letters which, for one reason or another, were not printed in 
the campus newspaper; included among them is a professor's poem which is significant less as an exam- 
ple of literature than as the cry of a scientist seeing his student lying with his head on the Library steps. 
We invite our readers to respond with their ideas, their assistance, and their contributions, all of which 
will be welcomed by the Moratorium History Committee, Acquisitions Department, University Research 
Library. 

R. T. 



Institute on Academic Library Buildings 

The School of Library Service will conduct, for the U.S. Office of Education, an institute on the prob- 
lems in academic library building construction, to be held at UCLA on September 13 to 18. Three types 
of building problems will be treated: constructing new buildings in planned stages, adding extensions to 
existing buildings, and remodeling buildings for more effective use of space. The institute is limited to 
thirty participants. Further information may be had from Professor G. Edward Evans of the School of Li- 
brary Service, UCLA. 



Publications and Activities 

Robert Vosper has been appointed by Secretary of State Rogers to a three-year term as a member of 
the Government Advisory Committee on International Book and Library Programs. 

Louise Darling has written an article on "Integrating Information Services for Dental Schools into a 
Health Sciences Library" for the April issue of the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association. 

Stephen Mamber's review of the Frederick Wiseman film, "High School," has been published in the 
Spring issue of the Film Quarterly. 

Robert Collison has reviewed Fret Jam of the Press: An Annotated Bibliography, by Ralph McCoy, 
for the First Quarter issue of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. 

Raymund Wood's article on "Francisco Garce's, Explorer of Southern California," which had appeared 
in the Southern California Quarterly of September 1969, has been summarized, with favorable comment, by 
Eduardo Sierra Basurto in the December Bolclin Bibhografico of the Secretaria de Hacienda y Credito 
Publico, in Mexico City. 



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Clark Library Seminar on Dickens and Cruikshank 

The centenary of the death of Charles Dickens, an event which occurred on June 9, 1870, was com- 
memorated by an invitational seminar at the Clark Library on May 9- Professor Ada Nisbet, an outstand- 
ing Dickensian scholar, was the moving spirit behind this celebration, and it was she who moderated the 
seminar on Charles Dickens and George Cruikshank. J. Hillis Miller. Professor of English at the Johns 
Hopkins University, had prepared a paper on "Early Dickens. Cruikshank, and the Fiction of Realism." 
but exigencies of time restricted his discussion to the Cruikshank illustrations for Dickens' Sketches by 
Bo:. These he analyzed with brilliant insight. His complete paper will be printed in the Clark Library 
seminar series. 

The second paper, by Mr. David Horowitz of Chicago, an industrialist, philanthropist, and book col- 
lector, was a biographical treatment of "George Cruikshank, the Mirror of an Age." He took account of 
the friendship of the young Charles Dickens with the older and very successful illustrator, their social 
and business relations, and the course of the bond between them in later years. Mr. Borowitz recounted 
his storv with gusto and provided valuable information from unpublished manuscript materials in his splen- 
did collection of Cruikshankiana. 

A special display, prepared from the Clark Library's Dickens-Cruikshank collection, and augmented 
bv materials from the Department of Special Collections and the private collection of Mr. Richard Yogler. 
will remain on exhibit through the summer. Those who did not participate in the seminar but wish to re- 
ceive the papers when published are requested to send their names and addresses to the Librarian. William 
Andrews Clark Memorial Library. 2^20 Cimarron Street. Los Angeles, California 90018. 

W. E.C. 



Librarian's Notes 

Members of the Friends of the LCLA Library will find all aspects of the current Ethnic Arts Museum 
exhibition, "Armenia — A Millenium of Culture." both colorful and unusual. They will be especially inter- 
ested in its Library component. Several of our impressive Armenian manuscripts will be on display, and 
these will be supplemented bv items loaned by an old friend of mine from Kansas days. Mr. Harry Kurdian. 
a member of the Wichita Bibliophiles. 

The exhibition will be on display from June 9 through June 30 in the Ethnic Arts Gallery of the Archi- 
tecture Building. 

R. Y. 



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friends of the University by the Administrative Office. University of California, Los Angeles 9002-4. 
Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. ( ntitnbutors to this issue: William E. Conway. Ruth Trager, Robert Yosper. 
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Exhibitions of Fine Book Production 

The annual Western Books Exhibition, the twenty-ninth in the series sponsored by the Rounce & Cof- 
.fin Club of Los Angeles, will be displayed in the Research Library from July 10 through August 3. The 
books have been chosen as the best examples of excellence in printing design and manufacture produced 
in the Western states during 1969. The standards for selection include the appropriate design of all ele- 
ments of the book, the quality of craftsmanship, the selection and use of type, presswork, and paper, and 
the binding design and workmanship. 

The judging was done by a jury composed of the membership of the Rounce & Coffin Club. Each book 
submitted was evaluated on a point-scale score sheet by the members, resulting in the selection of 48 
books from the 105 candidates. Copies of the catalogue of the exhibition will be sold at the Library Card 
Window for $1, tax included. 

"Fifty Books of the Year 1969," the annual selection by the American Institute of Graphic Arts of the 
finest examples of printing and book production from American presses, will be on exhibit in the lobby of 
the Research Library from August 3 through August 17. 

Library School Scholarship Funds Are Provided from Book Sale 

The Library Staff Association conducted its second annual book sale on the portico of the Research 
Library on June 4. Hundreds of used books donated by Library staff members were sold to patrons to 
raise funds for the Lawrence Clark Powell Scholarship Fund, which has been established to provide aid 
to deserving students in the School of Library Service. This year, as last year, slightly more than $500 
was realized from the sale and contributed to the Scholarship Fund. 



Clark Library Summer Fellowships 

The Clark Library Summer Postdoctoral Fellowship program for 1970 opened on June 29, with six 
fellows participating in research centered around the theme, "The History of Science in Great Britain, 
1640-1750, including the Scientific Impact on English Literature." The Director of the program is Robert 
E. Schofield, Professor of the History of Science at Case Western Reserve University. 

The appointments to the fellowships were made by the Clark Library Program subcommittee, composed 
of the late Professor C. D. O'Malley, Department of Medical History, and Professors Earl Miner, Depart- 
ment of English, and Ralph Rice, School of Law. The successful applicants and their areas of research 
are: 



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Theodore E. Alexander (Long Beach City School System), Embryology in the eighteenth and 
nineteenth centuries. 

Nicholas Dewey (Assistant Professor of English, City College of the City University of New 
York), Study of the medical, literary, and social significance of melancholy in the late seven- 
teenth and eighteenth centuries. 

M. J. S. Hodge (Acting Assistant Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley), 
The two cosmogonies: British theories of animal and plant generation and theories of the 
earth, 1640-1750. 

Arthur L. Quinn (Assistant Professor of History, University of Oregon), The rise of the subtle 
fluids in the 1740's; Evaporation in English corpuscular theory of the second half of the seven- 
teenth century. 

Philip L. Strong (Assistant Professor of English, Nebraska Wesleyan University), Investigation 
of the antagonism towards science expressed in Christopher Smart's periodical The Midwife and 
other literary periodicals during the second quarter of the seventeenth century. 

Victor E. Thoren (Associate Professor of the Philosophy and History of Science, Indiana Uni- 
versity), Lunar theory in England, 1673-1713. 

W.E.C. 



Library Requirements for Humanistic Graduate Students 

The graduate student in the humanities, whether being trained as a scholar or developing as a human- 
ist, requires a substantial and well-selected library, both for the good of his soul and for the enrichment 
of his mind. An effective library in itself can provide an important humanizing experience, demonstrating 
directly for the student, and permitting him to be absorbed in, a fair measure of the human intellectual and 
cultural experience. Some of the basic attributes of a library represent important humanistic values: the 
library is concerned with order and with privacy; it is dedicated to the needs of the individual reader and 
inquirer; it supports free and open inquiry; it aims at displaying the unity and interrelationships of all 
knowledge. As much as any other aspect of the educational experience, a good library can open the doors 
of the mind and touch the heart. 

The quality of the collections, spirit, and services of the library take on even greater significance 
as curricular change emphasizes hand-tailored programs and self-directed progression for students at all 
levels, with less reliance on lectures and prerequisites together with greater reliance on the students' 
own initiative and imagination. Similarly, multidisciplinary studies which range freely across departmen- 
tal walls are bolstered by the concept of a strong general library as against fragmented and isolated de- 
partmental libraries. 

For research in historically oriented disciplines, whether for faculty or for doctoral students, there 
is no substitute now or in the immediately foreseeable future for a readily accessible library rich in older 
books and able quickly to display a wide range of currently published books and journals. Academic of- 
ficials who hope for an inexpensive and instant substitute are bound to be disillusioned by reality, or by 
delaying and hedging on this essential facility such officials are bound to frustrate their most creative 
faculty and graduate students. 

Therefore a cardinal requirement in planning for new historically oriented doctoral programs, espe- 
cially at new or rapidly developing institutions, should be an objective, realistic analysis both of local 
library support and of general access to library collections. 



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The mushrooming of new universities, new departments, and new doctoral programs, together with the 
rising numbers of faculty and graduate students, is actually threatening to disrupt the scholarly library 
economy of the countrv. The logistics of research library service today require more than goodwill, and 
cannot endure much more of the naivete that would expect an early technological revolution to solve the 
problem. Institutions which move prematurely into doctoral programs, expecting to lean heavily on the 
hard-earned and heavily committed resources and services of existing libraries, are often guilty of serious 
irresponsibility. As institutions, the university and research libraries of this country have long been re- 
markably generous. They are seen as a national resource. However, the load put on them in recent years 
by demands from outside their walls, as a result of the unplanned forward surge of higher education, threat- 
ens now to wreck the interlibrary loan structure on which our scholars have so long depended. 

There are a number of potential resolutions to this problem, including increased Federal support of 
"nationalized" libraries as well as certain technological developments. But these resolutions require 
massive efforts, large infusions of money, and considerable time. 

In the meantime, institutions with new programs requiring extensive library support bear a heavy moral 
responsibility not only to their own people but to the scholarly community of the country, a responsibility 
not to let their ambitions outrun their capacity to assure effective support. 

These remarks assume a significant research focus for Ph.D. dissertations and faculty effort. Ob- 
viously other kinds of degrees (e.g., Doctor of Arts) or other emphases for dissertations and faculty effort 
are both desirable and defensible. In such cases a quite different library component will be required. 
The essential requirement is that curricular planning involve precise analysis of the appropriate library 
requirements, and then one would hope for and expect imaginative library response. (Reprinted from the 
December 1969 issue of the Newsletter of the American Council of Learned Societies.) 

R. V. 



Acquisitions on Microfilm 

The Library has acquired, as part of a long-term acquisitions project, a second shipment of microfilm 
constituting 142 additional reels of captured Nazi records filmed at the Berlin Document Center of the 
U.S. Department of State. UCLA holdings currently constitute 2^4 reels. 

Seven volumes of the Zcitscbrilt fuer ajricanische, ozcamsche und ostasuttischc sprachen. for 189? 
to 1903, have been received on two microfilm reels. 

Newly acquired microfilms of newspapers include the Japanese New World Sun Daily (San Francisco, 
1899-1941), on 174 reels, Young China (San Francisco, 1955-1959), on 10 reels, and Frederick Douglass' 
Paper (Rochester, N.Y., 1847-1855), 4 reels, including also the Xortk Star and miscellaneous Negro news- 
papers for the period 1862 to 1900. 

In consequence of an exploratory trip to France by Robert Kirsch, of the Department of Journalism 
and the Los Angeles Times, the Library has obtained 8 reels of microfilm of 51 newspapers and periodi- 
cals of the French Resistance, from 1940 to 1944. 

We have also acquired A collection of over 200 underground neu spapcrs; a deliberately biased re- 
port of America's sixties, on 26 reels of film; among the titles included are The Tribe, Berkeley Barb, 
Neu York Roach, Rat, and Win. This program was developed with the cooperation of the Underground 
Press Syndicate and the commendation of the American Library Association. 

S. M. 



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Librarian's Notes 

On July 1, Mr. Norman Dudley, who has been Head of the Acquisitions Department for the past five 
years, moved into a new position of campus -wide responsibility as Assistant University Librarian for Col- 
lection Development. He will have the same level of responsibility for coordinating and monitoring selec- 
tion policies and procedures that Assistant University Librarian Everett Moore has for Public Services and 
Assistant University Librarian Paul Miles has for Technical Processes and Automation. 



Under Title HA of the Federal Government's Higher Education Act we have been awarded $25,101 in 
book funds for 1970/71, based on a request indicating specific acquisitions projects that would strengthen 
our capacity to support UCLA's education program. Although ours is one of the larger grants this year 
under the program, instituted in 1965 to strengthen the resources of college and university libraries, it is 
a considerable drop from the $103,048 that we received a year ago. The difference reflects the changing 
attitude of the present Administration in Washington to library support programs. There are rumors that 
this particular program may in fact be abandoned. 



Whatever the general impression may be about the level of UCLA's commitment to academic excel- 
lence during the awkward days following May 5, Library statistics indicate that use of the libraries pro- 
ceeded at a normal pace. For comparative purposes we randomly pulled the week of April 20-26 as against 
the so-called "moratorium" week of May 11-17, with these interesting results: 

Circulation statistics 

College Library 

Research Library 

Biomedical Library 

Business Administration Library 

Law Library 

Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library 

(Reference statistics showed a similar pattern.) 

These figures fully confirm my own visual impressions when, during the week of May 11,1 frequently 
cruised through the several campus libraries. I was struck by the large numbers of students, undergraduate 
and graduate, quietly concentrating on reading or writing in reading rooms and stacks. There could be 
few better indicators that the majority of UCLA students were studiously pursuing their education as usual. 

R. V. 



April 20-26 


May 11-17 


4,762 


4,399 


10,348 


10,683 


5,193 


5,018 


2,243 


2,269 


1,074 


1,076 


1,887 


1,961 



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friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: William E. Conway, James R. Cox, 
Samuel Margolis, Robert Vosper. 



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The Haunted Priory' 

The Department of Special Collections has re- 
cently acquired a delightful mock-Gothic romance 
in manuscript, entitled The Haunted Priory, a Leg- 
endary Fragment. A lively pastiche, it was written 
in 1819 by a circle of Lincolnshire friends. They 
also amused themselves by writing a periodical, 
The Gossip, numbers 62 through 69 of which are 
bound in with the novel. Both The Gossip and The 
Haunted Priory are written in a fine, legible hand, 
and the novel is decorated with thirteen charming 
little pen-and-watercolor drawings, examples of 
which are shown here. 

The contributors to The Gossip adopted such 
pseudonyms as Tommy Timid, Oscar, Tiffy Trip, 
Sensitiva, and Polly Cautious, but their true names 
are listed in an index. The writers of The Haunted 
Priory signed the chapters with their initials, and 
their names can also be determined from the index. 

According to an account at the end of the novel, 
"On the evening of October 31st, 1818, a party of 
friends [the Lincolnshire families responsible for 
all this gay nonsense were Thorold, Williams, Skyn- 
ner, Walters, Nelson, and Money] assembled to per- 
use the foregoing manuscript; they previously agreed 
to signalize it, by appearing in fancy dresses ..." 
Their costumes, deriving from the watercolor draw- 
ings, are described in careful detail by Mrs. Money. 

The writing is humorous, imaginative, and 
thoroughly literate, full of great good spirits, and 
evocative of an age when life allowed the leisure 
for such whimsical entertainments. 

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Research Library Exhibition: 'A Millennium of Polish Jewry' 

Some one hundred books and illustrations depicting "A Millennium of Polish Jewry" will be exhibited 
in the Research Library until September 20. Some of these unusual materials were acquired recently with 
the financial assistance of Club 1939, an association of American Jews of Polish descent. 

The beginnings of Polish Jewry go back to the early tenth century, with tiny communities in a few 
cities which later grew to a population of three and a half million people (ten percent of the general pop- 
ulation), spread over some seventeen thousand Polish localities. This was on the eve of World War II, 
which signaled the beginning of the demise of this remarkably vital community at the hands of the Nazi 
Germans. 

During their long history, the Polish Jews fostered their own culture and literature, language, educa- 
tional facilities, and religious and social institutions. They developed their own customs and ceremonies, 
and even invented a special distinguishable garment which they preferred to dress in. The exhibition il- 
lustrates something of the creativity of this community, with its various groups and sects — such as the 
Frankists, who wanted to reject tradition, and the Hasidim, who tried to strengthen it; the Zionists, who 
propagated the idea of emigration to Palestine, and the Orthodox Agudah and the Socialist Bund, who 
wanted to strengthen Diaspora life. 

When World War II ended in 1945, only a handful of Jews remained alive in Poland. This handful has 
recently been diminished even more. The exhibit at UCLA is both a salute to the achievements of the 
Polish Jews and a memorial to a people who have ceased to exist as a flourishing community. 

S. B. 



Acquisitions in Microform 

The Library has acquired, through the assistance of Professor Stanford J. Shaw, of the Department 
of History, additional Istanbul newspapers microfilmed in the British Museum and Istanbul. These include 
the Saadet Gazetesi, 1885-1894, on 15 reels of film, the Tcrcumam-i-Hakikat, 1880-1908, on 52 reels, the 
Sabah, 1890-1908, on 27 reels, and the Ikdam, 1909-1927, on 27 reels. Also acquired were the Muruvvet. 
1888-1890, the Ruznane-i-Cende-i-Havadis, 1864-1873, the Journal de Constantinople. 1845-1850, and Le 
moniteur ottoman, 1831-1836, totaling 15 reels in all. 

As the first step in a long-range program of obtaining microfilm copies of Asian-American newspapers, 
the Library has received the San Francisco Nichi Bei, 1919-1942, on 57 reels, the San Francisco Chung 
Sai Yat Po, 1906-1942, on 203 reels, and the Foochow Chiao Hsiang Pao (Overseas News), on one reel. 

The 37 volumes of the Covent Garden Prompt Books; A Century of Great Theatre ( 11 /0-2824J have 
been acquired by the Library on 3 reels of microfilm. This set comprises 37 eighteenth-century plays as 
annotated by the prompters for the Covent Garden performances. 

An important acquisition is United Nations, Documents and Official Records, 1946-1953, in microprint 
copy on 8684 sides in 47 boxes. The set includes the Journal of the United Nations and materials from 
the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council, the Disarmament Commission, and the Atomic 
Energy Commission. 

S. M. 



September, 1970 



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Antiquarian Book Fair 

The seventh California Antiquarian Book Fair, 
sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers Associa- 
tion of America, will be held in the Sunset Room 
of the Ambassador Hotel (3400 Wilshire Boulevard, 
Los Angeles) on October 15 to 17. Hours are from 
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, October 
15 and 16, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, 
October 17. The admission ticket, at $1.00, is 
good for all three days. Rare books, manuscripts, 
maps, and prints will be displayed, and offered for 
sale, by more than fifty antiquarian dealers from 
throughout California, other states, and several 
foreign countries. 



An Oral History Project Is Established in Appalachia 

The Oral History Program at UCLA is playing a part in establishing the first Appalachian Oral History 
project, to be located at Alice Lloyd College, at Pippa Passes, in the heart of the eastern Kentucky coal 
fields. Marc Landy, a social science teacher at Alice Lloyd College who will be the first director of the 
project, was an Oral History trainee at UCLA this summer, working under the direction of James Mink. 
Mr. Landy learned of the Oral History Program at UCLA when he found the Program's published bibliogra- 
phy in the University of Kentucky Library. 

Mr. Landy's thirty-day course of study at UCLA, supported by the National Endowment for the Human- 
ities, has included the techniques of recording, interviewing, transcription, and editing, as well as admin- 
istrative aspects of directing an Oral History program. He has conferred with Mr. Mink and other staff mem- 
bers of the Oral History Program, and has made extensive use of printed materials in the Department of 
Special Collections. 

To obtain practical experience, Mr. Landy chose to conduct a series of interviews with Justice John 
Aiso, of the California Court of Appeals, emphasizing Judge Aiso's career prior to his elevation to the 
bench, when he became the first Japanese American to obtain a judicial post in California. His role as a 
language officer in World War II, his activities as a member of MacArthur's staff during the Occupation of 
Japan, and his experiences in the Los Angeles Japanese- American community were among the subjects 
discussed. 

The Appalachian Oral History Project is intended to serve undergraduate education as well as research. 
Students who are native Appalachians will conduct the field work and play an active role in the planning 
of the project. It is hoped that, by such participation, students will gain a better understanding of their 
own culture, as well as obtaining useful training in field research techniques. 



UCLA Librarian 

Computerized Biomedical Library Services Are Exhibited 

An exhibit on "Computerized Information Services in the Biomedical Library" will be on display 
through the month of October. The following services are included in the exhibit: MEDLARS, the National 
Library of Medicine's comprehensive computer system for bibliographic retrieval of medical literature; 
AIM-TWX, an on-line system to a selection from the MEDLARS data base; the bibliographic section of the 
Brain Information Service; the Biomedical Library's on-line serials-control system; and brief descriptions 
of the commercial services available through the Chemical Abstracts Service, Biosciences Information 
Service, Excerpta Medica Foundation, and the Institute for Scientific Information. The Biomedical Library, 
by this means, is promoting staff and student participation in the experimental on-line services, AIM-TWX, 
and the Library's serials-control system. 

J.K. 



Report on Medical History Teaching and Collections 

An eighteen-month survey of the status of the teaching of medical history and of medico-historical 
library resources in medical schools of the United States and Canada reveals that the UCLA School of 
Medicine and the Biomedical Library rank high among the 116 institutions investigated. The UCLA Med- 
ical School is one of only eleven schools offering graduate degrees in medical history, according to Gene- 
vieve Miller, in "The Teaching of Medical History in the United States and Canada: Report of a Field 
Survey," published in the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, volumes 43 and 44, 1969 and 1970. The 
other 105 schools present a varied picture, ranging from those with no academic activity to those planning 
to establish chairs or departments, and others having separate courses or lectures, either obligatory or 
elective. 

Library resources for teaching and research in medical history were judged both quantitatively and 
qualitatively, and found to be highly uneven, with only about one-third of the medical school libraries 
having adequate research materials. The Biomedical Library ranked eighth among the sixteen libraries 
which had holdings of more than 5000 pre-1800 imprints; the first seven had well-established historical 
collections gathered from the beginning of the century or earlier. Only thirty-seven libraries had more 
than 2000 early imprints, and not all of these were sufficiently well-equipped with supporting materials 
to serve as the base of activity for a full-time medical historian. Among nine schools interested in ini- 
tiating new programs, five had minimal historical holdings, while nine schools with adequate libraries had 
few or no academic programs or plans for them. 

Many collections proved to be miscellaneous assortments of early works existing in a vacuum, with- 
out the supporting materials needed to make them useful for research or teaching. Holdings in historical 
texts and scholarly works were judged to be substandard in six of the eighteen schools requiring a course 
in medical history, and marginal in several others. Twenty-four libraries had more than 2000 supporting 
volumes each, and only nine had more than 4000. The Biomedical Library reported 7000 volumes at that 
time (1967), ranking third in size after Yale and the Osier Library at McGill. Two checklists were used 
to evaluate the quality of supporting materials: (1) selected original medical texts in a form easily read 
by students, in English or another modern language, or the standard scholarly edition; and (2) major bib- 
liographical tools for historical research. The highest scores for both lists were shared by Yale and UCLA. 

Medical libraries seem to have given more emphasis to providing rare book rooms than to developing 
good supporting collections or to providing specialized library personnel for historical materials. Fifty- 
four schools had such rooms and thirty-one schools had plans for them, whereas only twelve of the librar- 
ies had a rare book librarian or archivist on the staff. Dr. Miller remarked, however, that "the phenomenon 
of the rare book room, even in libraries with modest historical collections and in schools where there is 



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little or no academic activity in medical history, points" to the important fact that "most frequently it is 
the medical librarian who sustains interest in medical history by quietly assembling materials, encourag- 
ing gifts . . . and arranging for adequate cataloging and storage of the collections. . . . The presence of 
an adequate historical library keeps alive a concern for the medical past even when historical interests 
are academically dormant, and serves as a fuel when interest is rekindled in the medical school faculty." 

M. G. 



Publications and Activities 

Robert Collison has compiled, for the sub-Committee of Orientalist Libraries, Standing Conference 
of National and University Libraries, Great Britain, a Directory of Libraries and Special Collections on 
Asia and North Africa (Hamden, Connecticut: Archon Books, 1970). 

Richard King has reviewed Manual and Guide for the Corporate Secretary, by May B. Miller, for the 
April issue of Special Libraries. 

J. M. Edelstein's review of The Autobiography of Margaret Anderson and The Little Review Anthology, 
edited by Margaret Anderson, has appeared in the June 13 issue of The New Republic. 

Everett Moore has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Public Affairs Information Service 
(filling the unexpired term of Donald Clark, University Librarian at the Santa Cruz campus); to the Board 
of Trustees of the Freedom to Read Foundation; and to the Interim Board of Directors of Info: Information 
Center for Southern California Libraries. 

Che-Hwei Lin has written "The Identity Crisis in Bibliography — OL 196," a brief description of the 
course in Japanese bibliography which he teaches in the Department of Oriental Languages, for the July 
issue of Hon: A Book-Bin for Scholars, issued by the Yushodo firm in Tokyo. 

Louise Darling is the author of the chapter on Administration in the third edition (1970) of the Hand- 
book of Medical Library Practice. Miss Darling has also written on the Pacific Southwest Regional Medi- 
cal Library and the MEDLARS service at UCLA for the July issue of Arizona Medicine, and on "Personal 
Views on Personnel Administration: Some After-Dinner Remarks" for the July issue of the Bulletin oj the 
Medical Library Association. 

Richard King's article on "Cataloging the Small Law Library" has been reprinted in the August 1969 
issue of Law Office Economics and Management; it had earlier appeared in the Los Angeles Bar Bulletin. 

Everett Moore has edited, and provided the Introduction for, the July issue of Library Trends, an is- 
sue devoted entirely to "Intellectual Freedom." Robert Collison is one of the contributors, with an article 
on "Trends Abroad: Western Europe." Among the other contributors are such noted writers on the subject 
as Robert Downs, Ervin Gaines, Stanley Fleishman, William Eshelman, and Leroy Merritt. 

James V. Mink is co-chairman of the fifth National Colloquium on Oral History, to be held at the 
Asilomar Conference Center on November 13 to 16. Among the participants will be Paul Bullock, Director 
of UCLA's Pico-Union Project, speaking on "Oral History and Black Studies." 



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UCLA Librarian 



Jewish Studies Bibliographer 

During the eight years that have passed since Shimeon Brisman joined the Library staff as cataloger 
for Hebraica-Judaica materials, his own successes in acquiring and processing for our collections have 
deepened and broadened the scope of the collections and the range of his own activities within the Library 
system and on campus. He now functions not only as cataloger but also as bibliographer, lecturer, and 
reference librarian in the general field of Jewish studies. His new working title of Jewish Studies Bibli- 
ographer will more accurately reflect his library functions. 

P. A. 



Librarian's Notes 

The Library staff have been giving concerted attention in recent months to a more efficient ordering 
of our processing mechanisms. The last issue of this newsletter announced Mr. Norman Dudley's promo- 
tion to the position of Assistant University Librarian for Collection Development, one critical appointment 
in this overall effort. 

I am now pleased to announce that as of November 1 Miss Norah Jones will move to the University 
Research Library to become Head of a new integrated processing department that will bring together the 
present Acquisitions and Cataloging Departments and certain other activities. Once a selection decision 
has been made, the new department will be responsible for all actions beginning with procurement and up 
to the point where the book is turned over for public use. We expect that this new design will preclude 
wasteful duplication of effort and foster a better bibliographical record of books in transit through the sys- 
tem. 

This is a considerably new venture for Miss Jones, who has gained widespread respect for her imagi- 
native College Library program. We feel that the same qualities of imagination and enthusiasm will serve 
us well in her new position. 



When I was officially informed several months ago that the Geology faculty had unanimously voted to 
commend the Geology-Geophysics Librarian, Miss Dora Gerard, for the excellent service, backed by imag- 
ination and efficiency, provided by her and her staff for both faculty and students, I was not surprised. 
When she retired this summer after thirty-four years of professional service to UCLA, Miss Gerard was re- 
membered with equal respect and affection by senior faculty she had served many years ago when in charge 
of the Agriculture Library on campus, as well as by others who knew her later as a member of the Biomed- 
ical Library staff. 

As one of these faculty members said pointedly at a retirement party, Dora Gerard has displayed suc- 
cessfully the capacity of a professional librarian to move from discipline to discipline, and to serve each 
discipline effectively even with no personal background in its mysteries. This is the essence of imagi- 
native librarianship. 

R. V. 



UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Hilda Bohem, Shimeon 
Brisman, Martha Gnudi, Julie Kuenzel, Marc Landy, Samuel Margolis, Robert Vosper. 



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY • LOS ANGELES 2 Ar 



Volume 23, Number 10 



October, 1970 



Exhibition on State Elections 

An exhibition of books, broadsides, illustrations, and other items relating 
to American state elections is on display in the Research Library through 
November 4. Political items — buttons, signs, ribbons, and other campaign ma- 
terials from the past and present — have been lent from the collection of Mrs. 
Marian Ford, of Sherman Oaks, whose son's American presidential political 
items were displayed here during the 1968 campaign. Books, broadsides, and 
illustrations in the exhibition are from collections in the Research Library, 
the Department of Special Collections, and the Social Sciences Materials Serv- 
ice. 

State election materials in several general areas are displayed with spe- 
cific emphasis given to gubernatorial and senatorial campaigns. Several ex- 
hibit cases are devoted exclusively to the 1970 California election, and some 
show the history of California elections from 1849 to 1968. Additional exhibit 
cases feature historical and current campaign materials from other states, par- 
ticularly to illustrate the state election activities of persons who have achieved 

national or international fame. 



i, Governor 
of California 

And How I Ended Poverty 
A True Story of the Future 

Uptom Sinclair 




This is not just a pamphlet. 

This is the beginning of a Crusade. 

A Two- Year Plan to make over a State. 

To capture the Democratic primaries and 
use an old party for a new job. 

The EPIC plan: 

(E)nd (P)overty (I)n (C)ali(omia! 



The exhibition was assembled 
and mounted by Starr Carlson, of the 
Catalog Department, with Mrs. Ford's 
assistance. Mrs. Marian Engelke, the 
Library's Exhibitions Designer, was 
responsible for the overall design, 
art work, and typography. 

J.R.C. 



Progress 
Prosperity 

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LOS ANGELES 

BANNER COUNT! 

NOVEMBER 25, 1932 






The Best Selling Book in the History of California 
150,000 in Four Month* 

PRICE 20 CENTS 

End Poverty League %\SS!fZ& r ^S7?.K 

(ADDRESS ALL LETTERS AS ABOVE) 



UCLA Librarian 
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Book Covers by The Decorative Designers 

The College Library will display an exhibition of "The Decorative Designers, 1895-1932" from Oc- 
tober 19 to November 21. Trade book bindings and related materials showing the work of Lee Thayer. 
Henry Thayer, and Jay Chambers, of The Decorative Designers firm, have been assembled for the exhibi- 
tion by Charles Gullans and John Espey of the UCLA Department of English. The display, according to 
Professors Gullans and Espey in a descriptive and historical essay which they have prepared for viewers 
of the exhibition, "commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of the firm and the ninety- 
sixth birthday of one of its founders, Mrs. Lee Thayer, of Coronado, California." Mrs. Thayer contributed 
greatly to the preparation of the exhibition by providing both original materials and first-hand information. 

"The firm was unusual in several respects," write Professors Gullans and Espey, "first of all for the 
sheer quantity of its output. While there were some thirty American designers of trade bindings in the 
years 1890-1915 who, both by quality and quantity of output, are of major importance, and another 250 
minor designers at least, still The Decorative Designers very likely outproduced all of them put together. 
Their production of book covers was certainly in the thousands, a figure staggering to contemplate, and 
the more impressive in view of the high quality of so many of the designs." 

Friends of the Library To Meet on November 17 

John D. Weaver, author of The Brownsville Raid, to be published next month by W. W. Norton and 
Company, will be the speaker at the Fall Dinner Meeting of the Friends of the UCLA Library on Tuesday, 
November 17, at the Faculty Center. He will tell of some of his adventures in searching out the facts of 
this little-known incident of 1906 in which the civil liberties of 170 black soldiers were violated by no 
less than a Presidential order. His research carried him from the UCLA Library across the country to li- 
braries in Texas, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. Details of the meeting will be announced soon in a mailing 
to members of the Friends. All are invited, whether members or not. Marian Ellithorpe, in the Acquisi- 
tions Department (extension 54189), can supply further information. 



Library Publications 

Influences on California Printing, papers read at a Clark Library Seminar on April 11, has just been 
issued in a handsome booklet designed and printed by Ward Ritchie. Included are papers on "The Book 
Club of California: Its Impress on Fine Printing," by James D. Hart, and "The Primavera Press," by 
Ward Ritchie. A revised version of J.M. Edelstein's "The Primavera Press: A Bibliography" has been 
added. Andrew H. Horn has provided the Introduction. Copies are available upon request from the William 
Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018. 

An essay on The Decorative Designers, written by Professors Charles Gullans and John Espey for 
distribution in connection with the exhibition mentioned elsewhere in this issue, has been prepared as a 
pamphlet by the Library. Free copies may be obtained at the display in the College Library or, by mail, 
from the Gifts and Exchange Section, Acquisitions Department, University Library. 

The 1970 Serials Holdings List: UCLA Biomedical Library has been issued by the Pacific Southwest 
Regional Medical Library Service. This computer-generated publication includes information on more than 
12,000 titles, both current and non-current, with complete holdings statements and call numbers, and with 
the shelving locations of unbound issues of 6,495 current titles. Copies are available for purchase at 
S5.00, postpaid, tax included, from the Serials Librarian, Biomedical Library, UCLA. Checks should be 
made out to The Regents of the University of California. 



October. 1970 



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Del Amo Collection on the Spanish Civil War 

Robert E. G. Harris, UCLA Professor Emeritus of 
Journalism, has produced during the last seven years a 
series of five studies of the Spanish press during the 
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Working in the archives 
in Madrid and Salamanca, Professor Harris has had ready 
access to great quantities of primary sources on the 
Civil War which had not previously been mined by schol- 
ars. Thanks to the generosity of the Del Amo Founda- 
tion of Los Angeles and Madrid, Professor Harris has 
been enabled to copy two large groups of this material, 
which now form the most substantial collections of re- 
productions of such documents to be made available out- 
side of Spain. He has presented these, as the Del Amo 
Collection, to the Library's Department of Special Col- 
lections. 

The first collection, given in 1969, comprises photo- 
copies of Spanish newspapers published during the 
Civil War. The second gift, donated this year, consists 
of 200 photographic reproductions of propaganda posters 
issued by both the Republican and the Nationalist forces C Al nil I Q IJL C C PA k) A 
The posters, arranged in a four-volume book format, are 





indexed and preceded by an Introduction, "Propaganda 
and Information in the Spanish Civil War," by Dr. Ricardo 
de la Cierva, Archivist of the Spanish Civil War Library 
of the Spanish Ministry of Information and Tourism. 

According to Dr. de la Cierva, the designs of the 
posters reflect the different trends of propaganda at that 
time. In the Nationalist works, German influence, and 
to a lesser extent Italian inspiration, can be seen, while 
in the Republican posters there is a strong current of 
Soviet inspiration which had been influenced by France. 
The posters are often signed by Spain's most outstand- 
ing draftsmen: Carlos Saenz de Tejada and "Nin" for 
the Nationalists, and Bardasano and Caste lao for the 
Republicans in Barcelona. An example from each side 
is illustrated here. 

S. T. 



50 UCLA Librarian 



Medical History Lecture 

Martha Gnudi, Head of the History and Special Collections Department of the Biomedical Library, 
will speak on "Pisse-Prophets Through the Ages" at the October 29 meeting of the Society for the History 
of Medical Science at 8:15 p.m. in the Neuropsychiatry Institute Auditorium (720 Westwood Plaza). Her 
lecture will be illustrated by slides from the John A. Benjamin Collection of Medical History. The public 
is invited to attend, and there is no admission charge. 



Center for Information Services: Status Report 

Work has been going forward on the Center for Information Services since the last report in these pages 
(October, 1969), now concentrating on the tasks that comprise Phase IIA of the project, "Detailed System 
Design and Programming." The proposal for Phase IIB is about to be written and submitted to the National 
Science Foundation. Due to the increased tempo of developmental work foreseen for 1971, much of the 
activity will shift from the Institute for Library Research to the Campus Computing Network and the Uni- 
versity Library, the two organizations which will jointly provide services from the CIS. The Principal In- 
vestigator during this period will be Mr. W. B. Kehl, Director of the CCN. 

Technical Activities: The logical components of the information-retrieval capability that the CIS is 
to have are beginning to be fitted together. It was envisioned in the Final Report on Phase I, Mechanized 
Information Services in the University Library (1967), that the CIS should have the capability to acquire 
and process each of three major types of machine-readable data bases — bibliographic reference files, num- 
erical data files, and full text files — and the Institute staff has been broadening its experience with each 
type in a program aimed at identifying and evaluating the physical and logical characteristics of the files. 

The primary technical goals of the system are: (a) to simplify the problem of handling a wide variety 
of data files and formats, (b) to provide the users with a wide range of flexible processes for manipulating 
the data, (c) to allow the addition, with minimum effort, of new data bases and processing routines, (d) to 
provide the ability to use the components of the system in different sequences or combinations, (e) to per- 
mit easy maintenance of the system, (f) to build a system that is easy, but powerful, to use, (g) to provide 
for an appropriate amount of user-system interaction, and (h) to design an efficient, cost-effective system. 

Obviously, the heart of the information-retrieval task is item (b), the designing of computer programs 
for manipulating the data. Some of the processes which it is hoped to place at the user's disposal are: 
information retrieval based upon straightforward matching of index data; textual analysis and language 
data processing; question answering and similar deductive analysis of textual data; man-machine interac- 
tion (dialogue) with both indexes and textual data; statistical analysis of data, associations of terms to- 
gether in indexes and text, and similar forms of reference; preparation of lists, including permuted indexes, 
subject authorities and thesauri, and citation indexes; analyses of word relations for derivation of classi- 
fications and other forms of structure for predicates of description; and extraction of relevant numerical 
data fields from data bases (such as census tapes and socio-economic data banks) and derivation of simple 
statistical relations. 

To this we may add that the system is designed to be open-ended; it is one of the long-term objectives 
that the user -teacher, researcher, librarian, or student - will be able to design, or have designed, specific 
retrieval functions to suit his needs, where the basic set of CIS tools are not sufficient. An example would 
be the need to do more advanced statistical processing of census tapes than the general user of CIS will 
require. Any programs resulting from such applications might then be added to a CIS library of available 
programs. 



October, 1970 51 



Recent technical work at CCN has progressed from analysis of the overall system objectives, to the 
design of broad retrieval strategies to accomplish them, and to the construction of some of the programs 
that will embody those strategies. A read routine for the Library of Congress MARC file has been made, 
a KWIC indexing processor has been written, and development of other components is progressing pragmat- 
ically. 

Library Activities: In general terms, the goal is to ensure that the Library shall have the capability 
to acquire, catalog, and provide service from machine-readable data bases — in other words, to fulfill its 
essential functions of gathering, systematizing, and disseminating recorded knowledge for its users. This 
will best be accomplished if the procedures for handling this new medium can be integrated with those of 
the Library operation as a whole, and therefore, while all reasonable attempts are being made to define in 
advance the scope and characteristics of the system, the ad hoc development of individual parts of it as 
demanded by local operating conditions is sometimes the most satisfactory way to proceed. 

A recent example was seen in relation to the test tape for the 1970 census, with which the ILR and 
the Library Systems Staff had been experimenting: when the Library received a request for access to this 
data- long before it possessed either the "real" data base or a CIS to process it -a simple but reliable 
tape-lending procedure was evolved to meet that special need, and without committing the Library to giving 
complete copies of data bases in any other instance. Apart from logistics (the 1970 census will be ap- 
pearing on about 1600 reels of tape), there are unsolved copyright problems surrounding the use of com- 
puterized information which make it necessary to emphasize this. 

Other current activities include the maintenance of rapidly growing files of data-base information, 
both technical and bibliographic; procurement of test tapes from various manufacturers; negotiation with 
them of possible co-operative projects to undertake experimental SDI (selective dissemination of informa- 
tion) with selected groups of UCLA faculty; submission of test profiles to the Chemical Abstracts service 
at the University's Riverside campus; and liaison with the nine-campus Library System Development proj- 
ect. 

A ten-week seminar held for UCLA Library staff last Spring had a twofold purpose: to introduce li- 
brarians to the project and to the typical characteristics of data bases, and to enlist their assistance in 
the designing of Library specifications to enable the CIS to become a permanent part of the Library. The 
formal sessions were devoted to problems of acquisition, cataloging, and public service, and to presenta- 
tions on five major data bases, MARC, MEDLARS, ERIC, Chemical Abstracts, and the U.S. Census. Ma- 
chine searches were formulated, run at CCN, and analyzed in class. 

Trial acquisition of data bases is planned for 1971, with cataloging and provision of some modest 
services from them. Pilot projects in special areas may be a suitable means to accomplish this initially. 
It is already obvious that the 1970 census will loom large in the formative stages of CIS, and a broad-scale 
examination of the local, statewide, and national moves is in progress. Potential needs for the census and 
other data bases will be assessed from the results of a questionnaire to be sent to UCLA faculty members, 
and at the same time they will be asked to list any files currently in their possession, as an aid in com- 
piling an inventory of available data bases in the University system. And, finally, orientation seminars 
will continue to be offered, two series at UCLA and one, upon request, for the northern campuses of the 
University. 

P. G. W. 



-^ UCLA Librarian 



Book Charging Services Are Improved in the Research Library 

The Circulation Department in the Research Library has begun a new pattern of staffing to provide 
faster service in charging books. Most book charging can now be done at the stations at the exit turnstiles, 
rather than at the main Loan Desk. During peak periods between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. as many as four 
charging stations will be opened at the building exit. 

The Loan Desk will provide as its main services the following activities: renewal of books by tele- 
phone and in person, acceptance of call cards for paging, checking of the loan file, acceptance of search 
requests and providing search reports, and acceptance of hold requests. Books charging service at the 
Loan Desk will continue to be available, but the intention now is to elicit the cooperation of our patrons 
in diverting most of such charging to the exit stations, particularly when, with the opening of Unit II of 
the Research Library, requests for service at the Loan Desk are expected to increase substantially. 

A.H.P. 



Acquisitions in Microform 

In the general field of ethnic minority studies, the Library has acquired microfilm copies, on 931 
reels, of more than nine hundred dissertations listed in Earle West's A Bibliography of Doctoral Research 
on the Negro. 1933-1966. Two periodicals, Voice of the Missions (1893-1900) and Voice of the People 
(1901-1907), each on one reel and both published in Atlanta, have been received; the former was published 
by the African Methodist Episcopal Church and was concerned with missionary news from all over the 
world, and the latter was the organ of the Colored National Emigration Association. Also received are 
photocopies of Selections from the Poetic Meditations of Marcus Garvey, and of Dr. W. E. B. Dubois, 1868- 
1963: A Bibliography, from the Schomburg Collection of the New York Public Library. The Harlem news- 
paper, the Amsterdam News, has been obtained for 1963 to 1968 on 14 microfilm reels. 

La Raza. of Los Angeles, has also been received on film, for 1967 to 1970. The material includes 
special editions of La Raza Yearbook, The Story of Tierra Amanita, The Chicano Prisoners of Liberation, 
and Chicano Student News. The Pacemaker, a newspaper issued by the administrative staff of the Santa 
Anita Assembly Center, an internment camp for Japanese Americans in World War II, has been acquired on 
microfilm for April to October, 1942. The Indian Rights Association's Letters Sent and Letters Received, 
for 1883 to 1901, has been obtained by the Library on 26 reels of film. 

S. M. 



Publications and Activities 

Charlotte Georgi has compiled The Arts and the Art of Administration: A Selected Bibliography . in 
support of graduate courses in the field of Arts Administration. Copies may be obtained at $3-00 from the 
Division of Research, Graduate School of Business Administration, UCLA. 

Miss Georgi has also contributed the article on "The Business and Finance Division, Special Librar- 
ies Association" for the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, edited by Allen Kent and Harold 
Lancour (Marcel Dekker, 1970, Volume III). 

Robert Collison has written the chapter on "Classification and Information Retrieval in Europe" for 
and International Librarianship: Essays on Themes and Problems, edited by Miles M. Jack- 
son, Jr. (Greenwood Publishing Corporation, 1970). 



October, 1970 53 

Eugenia Eaton's article on "A Collecting Policy for Foreign Documents" has been published in the 
Fall issue of RO. the quarterly of the Reference Services Division of the American Library Association. 

Raymund F. Wood is the author of "Berbrugger, Forgotten Founder of Algerian Librarianship," includ- 
ing a complete bibliography, which has been published in the July issue of the journal of Library History. 

Richard Zumwinkle has translated Kaigai ibun: Amerika shinwa (A Strange Tale from Overseas, or 
A New Account of America), compiled by Maekawa Bunzo and Sakai Junzo from the narrative of Hatsutaro, 
a Japanese castaway in Baja California and Mazatla'n in the early 1840's. It has been printed by Grant 
Dahlstrom at The Castle Press, and issued by Dawson's Book Shop as number 20 in the Baja California 
Travels Series. 

James Mink's review of the second edition of California Local History: A Bibliography and Union 
List of Library Holdings, edited by Margaret Miller Rocq, has been published in the July issue of the 
California Librarian. 

J. A. C. Grant, Professor of Political Science, has been appointed by President Nixon to the Perma- 
nent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise, established by Congress to administer the estate 
bequeathed to the nation by the late Supreme Court Justice. 

J. M. Edelstein has been appointed to serve as a member of the campus Committee on Public Lectures 
during the 1970/71 academic year. 

Robert Vosper's address, "A New Look at Library Planning in Great Britain and Our Country," pre- 
sented last year as the Barlow Society for the History of Medicine Lecture, has beea published in the Au- 
gust 20 issue of the Bulletin of the Los Angeles County Medical Association. 

The assistance of Mrs. Ann Hinckley, among others, is acknowledged in the Preface to Dissertations 
in Hispanic Languages and Literatures: An Index of Dissertations Completed in the i'nitcd States and 
Canada. 1876-1966, by James R. Chatham and Enrique Ruiz-Fornells (University Press of Kentucky, 1970). 



L'CLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: James R. Cox, Nancy Graham, Samuel 
Margolis, Everett T. Moore, Alvis H. Price, Saundra Taylor, Peter G. Watson. 



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'Captain James Cook & His Voyages of Discovery in the Pacific' 



November, 1970 



To commemorate the European discovery of the east coast of Australia, called New South Wales, in 
1770, the Library is exhibiting "Captain James Cook & His Voyages of Discovery in the Pacific" from 
November 6, 1970, to January 4, 1971. The opening of this exhibition coincided with the annual meeting 
at UCLA of the Society for the History of Discoveries, and it seemed particularly fitting that the Society's 
members should be able to see the Captain Cook display during their first meeting on the 'Pacific coast 
of the United States. 




The materials on exhibit are primarily from the Sir Maurice G. Holmes collection of books, pamphlets, 
letters, and ephemera relating to Captain Cook which is now housed in the Library's Department of Special 
Collections. Since the acquisition of this collection in 1961, the Library has been active in acquiring ad- 
ditional materials whenever possible. Thus the fine early -nineteenth-century oil painting of the death of 
Captain Cook, illustrated here, was subsequently acquired from a New York book dealer. 

The Holmes collection was certainly the finest collection of Captain Cook materials in private hands 
at the time it was acquired; among libraries outside of Great Britain, the UCLA Library is rivaled in its 



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Cook holdings perhaps only by the Mitchell Library in Sydney. In addition to fine copies of primary ma- 
terials and important original letters, the collection also includes secondary works of note: poems and 
literary items on Cook and his associates, popular histories, ephemera such as playbills, and, of course, 
a large amount of material published in more recent times. 

The Exhibitions Committee has been assisted by Professor Norman J. W. Thrower, of the Department 
of Geography, who has also written an essay on Cook's voyages of discovery, giving particular emphasis 
to a number of unique items which are on display. His essay has been published in an illustrated booklet 
designed by the Library's artist, Mrs. Marian Engelke. (Please see the note on Library Publications, on 
page 59, concerning the ordering of copies.) 

A number of exhibit cases are enhanced by the addition of artifacts from the South Pacific which have 
been lent through the generosity of the UCLA Museum and Laboratories of Ethnic Arts and Technology. 

B. W. 



Moves, Construction, and Remodeling in the Research Library 

The move of the stack collection of the University Research Library into Unit II and its rearrange- 
ment throughout the two units is at this writing (November 4) about 70% complete. The rearrangement of 
books on Floor 5, now containing classifications P-Z and *P-*Z, is finished. Floor 4 is nearly finished, 
and work will then progress on Floors 3 and 2, which are already partially rearranged. 

Research Library materials in classifications L, Q, R, S, and T, which have been housed in the 
Powell Library for the past six years, have now been moved to the Research Library to rejoin the rest of 
the collection. Classification L may be found on Floor 4, and Q, R, S, and T are on Floor 5. 

We hope to finish the entire shift of books by the end of November. Directly afterward we will start 
a series of moves in which the Oriental Library, the Department of Special Collections, and the Public 
Affairs Service will be transferred from the Powell Library to their new quarters in the Research Library. 
These moves will take place during December and January, although the precise timing will depend on 
progress in the completion of the new Floor A space for Special Collections and the Public Affairs Serv- 
ice. We expect to finish the PAS move by the end of January, at the latest. 

The Reference and Serials Departments have already moved into new quarters in Unit II, although 
some remodeling and installation work is still to be completed. Remodeling and enlargement of the Ad- 
ministrative Office is taking place in the former location of the Periodicals Reading Room. New quarters 
for the Microform and Photocopying Services are being readied in the northeast corner of Floor 1. (The 
Copying Service was temporarily moved from its Floor A location to Floor 2 in order to permit remodeling 
of the new Special Collections area, and will be moved permanently to Floor 1 in the near future.) 

By the time this is published, the Systems Department will have been moved from Floor A to its new 
quarters on Floor 2, to the west of the elevators. Then remodeling of its former space will begin as part 
of the physical changes already underway in the acquisitions and cataloging areas of the Technical Serv- 
ices Department. 

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Course in Library Skills for High Potential Students 

The College Library is involved this quarter in teaching a two-unit course in Library Skills to 149 
High Potential students. This is part of a curriculum which includes required courses for these students 
in English and social sciences, as well as Library Skills; a course in mathematics is added for those who 
do not pass a qualifying examination. 

The library course, based on a syllabus prepared by Mimi Dudley and the College Library Reference 
staff, consists of sixteen self-directed assignments, designed to teach students about the physical and 
bibliographical resources of the College Library. Mrs. Dudley and Janice Koyama, the instructors for the 
course, report that student response has been much more enthusiastic than they had expected. The class 
schedule calls for each section to meet for one hour twice a week, between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m., to work 
on assignments — students have been arriving at 8:00 a.m., however, and many are still hard at work at 
6:00 p.m. 

The quality of the response has been as heartening as the quantity. Several students have character- 
ized the course as the most valuable they have ever taken, and a glance around the Main Reading Room, 
with its dozens of High Potential students poring eagerly over indexes, encyclopedias, atlases, and the 
other reference works, inclines one to suspect that this is not an uncommon reaction. 

N.E.J. 



The Papers of William M. Jeffers 

Through the kind generosity of Judge Thomas C. Yager, of Los Angeles, the Library's Department of 
Special Collections has received the papers of William Martin Jeffers, former President of the Union Pa- 
cific Railroad, and the Rubber Director in the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt during 
the early years of the World War II. The papers relate mainly to Jeffers's tenure as Director of the Rubber 
Office from 1942 to 1943. Voluminous correspondence, speeches, manuscripts, clippings, and memorabilia, 
now stored in fiftv-four document boxes, constitute a significant body of primary materials for research on 
the economy of wartime America. In addition there are packages of original drawings for political cartoons 
on Jeffers's activities as Rubber Director, including examples of the work of Herbert Block, John M. Baer, 
and Hugh M. Hutton. 

J.V.M. 



Acknowledgments 

Joseph H. Summers, who was the Director of the Clark Library's postdoctoral fellowship research pro- 
gram on Milton in 1968, has expressed gratitude " to members of the Department of English at the Univer- 
sity of California, Los Angeles, and the Librarians at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, Los 
Angeles, for a fellowship and a good summer's work," in his The Heirs of Donne and Jons on (London: 
Chatto & Windus, 1970). 

The assistance of William Conway is acknowledged in the Preface to Robert D. Harlan's John Henry 
Nash: The Biography of a Career (University of California Press, 1970). A substantial section in the 
book stresses the importance of the support provided to Nash by his two chief patrons, William Andrews 
Clark, Jr., and William Randolph Hearst: "The support which these men gave to Nash, more than any other 
act, set him on the royal highway of fine printing." He goes on to say that "Clark's continuing financial 
and spiritual support . . . made the extraordinary character of Nash's career possible." 



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Index of Christian Art: Its Usefulness for Literary Scholarship 

Jean H. Hagstrum, Professor of English at Northwestern University and, last summer, Senior Research 
Fellow at the Clark Library, has written an appreciation of UCLA's set of the Index of Christian Art: 

"The Index of Christian Art is certainly one of the most important scholarly tools in existence. It pro- 
vides many opportunities for literary scholars, particularly those interested in imagery and iconography — 
an increasing preoccupation of students of verbal art. My own acquaintance with the Index has been brief 
and my use of it incomplete. But as a student of madness and melancholy — to say nothing of iconography 
and the sister-arts tradition — I now know that, for want of the help of the Index. I have missed a lot and 
hope in the future to repair the loss. 

"The Index, with its elaborate system of cross-references, introduces the student to all representa- 
tions of every biblical and sacred character during the Christian centuries, from the beginning to 1400. 
Its use to students of medieval and early Renaissance literature should be obvious, but it is also invalu- 
able in providing a background for later literature and art. The Index is not only useful for persons but 
also for topics. Here are a few that I noticed, their implications for literary study being obvious: Pagan 
types: Animals: fantastic; Burlesque; Clergy: grotesque; Soldiers; Commerce; Earth; Frost; Grammar; 
Idleness; Mandrake; Sterility; Sunrise. 

"The student of the immemorial Western habits of personification, symbolism, iconography, typology, 
imagery, and pagan and sacred representation will find a gold mine in the Index of Christian Art. The 
photograph gives a reproduction, and the main card entry provides information on the date, the medium, the 
biblical text illustrated, the place, the location; it also provides a description of the work of art in words, 
bibliographical references, and notices of other reproductions." 



Acquisitions in Microform 

A number of significant collections of papers, reports, and literary materials have been received in 
microform. Among recently acquired collections are the following: 

Original manuscripts and author's proofs from the Charles Dickens papers in the Forster Col- 
lection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, on ten reels of microfilm. Included are thirteen man- 
uscripts and the complete corrected proofs of six works. 

The papers of engineer James Nasmyth from the Eccles Library, Manchester, England, on eight 
reels of film, including day books, reference books, sales books, letter books, and quotation 
books. 

State labor reports from the end of the Civil War to the start of the twentieth century, for thirteen 
states, on microfiche. The collection comprises serial reports issued by state bureaus of labor 
statistics, boards of mediation and arbitration, and factory inspectors. 

The papers from 1568 to 1802 of the Cusicanque family, of Calacoto de Jacajes, Bolivia, as 
classified by Luis S. Crespo, on one microfilm reel. 

The files of the non-soviet Marxist. Raya Dunayevskaya, on three reels of microfilm. 

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Reports of Government-Sponsored Research 

The Technical Reports Room of the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library is now receiving, 
from the Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, microfiche copies of reports of 
federally sponsored research and development, particularly those done on contract for such departments 
as Housing and Urban Development, Labor, Transportation, and Health, Education, and Welfare. U.S. 
Government Research and Development Reports, a semi-monthly announcement journal, indexes these re- 
ports, providing complete bibliographical information and abstracts. The Library is acquiring reports in 
microfiche form beginning with the September 25, 1970, issue of the journal. 

Reports in the following categories are being received: Behavioral and Social Sciences (including 
political science, linguistics, economics, documentation and information technology, psychology, and so- 
ciology), Environmental Biology (ecology, water pollution, insecticides), Earth Sciences and Oceanography 
(geochemistry, mineralogy, seismology, soil mechanics), Civil Engineering (air pollution, land use, hous- 
ing, urban and regional planning, highway engineering, water resources), Ground Transportation (traffic 
flow and control, mass transportation, motor vehicle safety standards), Communication (lasers, telephone 
and radio communications), and Bioengineering and Bionics (artificial intelligence, cybernetics, pattern 
recognition). 

Course on Indexing in the Sciences 

The School of Library Service and University Extension will present a course on "Practical Indexing 
in the Sciences: Conventional and Automated Techniques," on five successive Saturdays from February 
13 to March 13, 1971. The course will be taught by Harold Borko, Robert Collison, Louise Darling, and 
Johanna Tallman. Full information may be obtained from the course coordinator, Raymund Wood, in the 
School of Library Service. 



Library Publications 

Chicano Library Program, by Miriam Sue Dudley, has been published as the seventeenth in the series 
of UCLA Library Occasional Papers. It is based on the "Research Skills in the Library Context" program 
which had been developed for Chicano High Potential students in the Department of Special Educational 
Programs by Elena Frausto, Instructor, and Joseph A. Taylor, Instruction Specialist (the program was 
briefly described in the UCLA Librarian of November, 1969). Mrs. Dudley has prepared a descriptive in- 
troduction and assembled examples of the actual course materials, arranged in sixteen "tasks" which each 
student performed as steps in his instruction in the effective use of the undergraduate library. Copies of 
Chicano Library Program may be obtained at $2.00 each, postpaid (checks to be made payable to The Re- 
gents of the University of California), from the Gifts and Exchange Section, UCLA Library, Los Angeles, 
California 90024. 

Captain James Cook & His Voyages of Discovery in the Pacific, an essay by Norman J. W. Thrower to 
to accompany a Captain Cook exhibition in the University Research Library, has been published by the 
Library and the Friends of the UCLA Library. The booklet, designed by Marian Engelke, is illustrated 
with seventeen reproductions of rare and unusual items in the exhibition. Copies may be purchased for 
S2.00 at the Library Card Window in the Research Library or, by mail, from the Gifts and Exchange Section. 

A nine-page checklist describing 69 items on exhibit in the College Library has been issued as a sup- 
plement to The Decorative Designers, 1895-1932, by Charles B. Gullans and John Espey, which was an- 
nounced in our October issue. Copies of the checklist and the essay will be supplied on request at the 
College Library or, by mail, from the Gifts and Exchange Section. 



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Publicotions and Activities 

The program of the annual conference of the California Library Association, held October 20 to 23 
at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, included the participation of Harvey Hammond, "On-Line Serials 
Systems," Everett Moore, "Building and Remodeling in Stages in Enlarged and Revised Space," and 

enci Clark Powell, "John E. Goodwin, Founder of the UCLA Library." Anthony Greco served on the 
Conference Committee. 

J. M. Edelstein has reviewed The Englishman's Italian Books, 1550-1700, by John L. Lievsay, in 
the Third Quarter issue of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. 

Jerome Cushman conducted a story -telling workshop for the Children's Section of the Mountain-Plains 
Library Association, on November 2, in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Jean Aroeste is the editor of the 1970 edition of the Annual Register of Grant Support, published by 
Academic Media, of Los Angeles. The volume is a guide to 702 grant support programs of government 
agencies, foundations, and business and professional organizations. 



311 X70 C36 VCSP P. 

OR ROBERT VOSPER 

UNIV RESEARCH LIBRARY 

ADMINISTRAT 1 

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friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: James R. Cox, Edna Davis, Norah E. 
Jones, Samuel Margolis, James V. Mink, Johanna Tallman, Brooke Vhiting. 



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Volume 23, Number 12 



December, 1970 





The peak of Mount Olympus, at left, and, at right, Lt. Rossis 
of the Greek Army and Francis P. Farquhar, on the summit in 
June, 1951, in pictures taken by Marjory B. Farquhar. The 
Farquhars will be among the honored guests at the banquet an- 
nounced below. Mr. Farquhar's gift of his great mountaineer- 
ing library was reported in our issue of June, 1969. 



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A Banquet for Library Celebrations 

On the evening of Tuesday, January 5, the Friends of the UCLA Library and Chancellor and Mrs. 
Charles E. Young will be hosts for a banquet in the Faculty Center in recognition of our having added our 
three-millionth volume and having completed the addition to the University Research Library, including 
therein new quarters for the Department of Special Collections. Our theme that dedicatory evening will 
be one of thanking the major donors who, over the years, have made the Library collections especially- 
distinguished. 

The speaker of the evening will be the Royal Librarian of Belgium, Mr. Herman Liebaers, who has 
recently been elected President of the International Federation of Library Associations. Mr. Liebaers 
directs what is perhaps the most impressive national library in Western Europe today, housed in a new 
building and providing rich resources, ranging from remarkable collections of medieval manuscripts to a 
highly efficient and modern information service for science and industry. Thus he will bring both a broad 
and a rich perspective to bear on library development at UCLA. 



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Special exhibits of gift books will be on display in the new exhibition room of the Department of Spe- 
cial Collections. Tours of the building, including the exhibition, will be arranged during the latter part 
of the afternoon for members of the Friends as well as a visiting group of Regents and UCLA Foundation 
officials who will be on campus during the day. 

Volume number 3,000,000 is now on its way to the Library, and a handsome volume it is. It will be 
announced and displayed on January 5. That evening we will also be able to announce other impressive 
library gifts, including volume 2,999,999, which is being purchased by the Library staff, along with volume 
3,000,001, which will be acquired for us by a group of interested members of the faculty, who will thus 
project us on toward the fourth million. 

Announcements and reservation forms will be mailed to members of the Friends in the near future, 
and will also be made available to members of the Library staff and faculty who may wish to join in the 
evening's celebrations. 

R. V. 



Additions to the Gordon N. Ray Gift of Illustrated Books 

With the advent of the holiday season, the Library is once again the fortunate recipient of a gift from 
Gordon N. Ray, bibliophile and President of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Dr. Ray 
presented part of his collection of French illustrated books to UCLA in 1968, and another part in 1969. 
The third group of books from his collection will join the others in the Department of Special Collections. 
This year's installment consists of thirteen books and the first twelve numbers of Le Livre ct scs arms 
(November, 1945, to October, 1946), a beautifully printed periodical devoted to fine editions and the graphic 
arts. 

Among the nineteenth-century books is a splendid copy of Balzac's La Pcau dc chagrin (Paris, 1838) 
with wood-engravings by a number of artists, including Gavarni, Janet Lange, H. Baron, Horace Vernet, 
and others. This is bound in green morocco with gilt decorations. Another beautiful book is Anatole de 
Demidoff's Voyage dans la Russie meridionale... Edition illustree dc soixantc-quatre dcssms par Raffet 
(Paris, 1840). Les Veillees du chateau, by Madame de Genlis (Paris, 1861), is illustrated with typical 
lithographs of the nineteenth century; it is particularly noteworthy for its pristine original cloth binding, 
elaborately stamped in gold and colors. Also of note is the two-volume edition of Rousseau's Julie ou la 
\nurcllc HeloYsc (Paris, 1845), with illustrations and vignettes by Tony Johannot, Emile Wattier, E. Le- 
poitevin, H. Baron, Karl Girardet, and others. 

Some fine twentieth-century books are represented also: Andre Gide's Lc Voyage d'Urien (Maestricht: 
The Halcyon Press, 1928), with colored woodcuts by Alfred Latour; Paysages ct coins de rt/es, by Jean 
Richepin (Paris, 1900), with beautifully colored art nouveau wood-engravings by Auguste Lepere; and 
Memoires de Lamartine (Paris, 1933), illustrated with original engravings by Lucien Madrassi. 

And finally, included with Dr. Ray's gift of French illustrated books is a beautiful copy of Ariosto's 
Orlando Furioso (Venice: Felice Valgrisi, 1603), elegantly bound in modern red morocco by Pierson. 
This edition is handsomely illustrated with many woodcut engravings enclosed within elaborate borders. 

B. W. 



December, 1970 



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In Commemoration of Comenius 




The UCLA Center for Russian and East European Studies presented a program on November 18 com- 
memorating the tricentennial of the death of Johannes Amos Comenius (Jan Amos Komensky). Papers were 

presented by Matthew Spinka, Emeritus Professor of 
Church History at Claremont Graduate School, on "Comen- 
ius's Pansophy," by Stanislav Segert, Professor of Sem- 
itic Languages at UCLA, on "The Biblical Basis of 
Comenius's Ideas," and by Thomas Eekman, Professor 
of Slavic Languages and Literatures at UCLA, on "Comen- 
ius's Place in the History of Czech Literature." 



An exhibit in the Rotunda of the Powell Library also 
commemorates the legacy of Comenius, who gained his 
greatest fame as an educational reformer, although his 
life-long effort was to synthesize the principles of reli- 
gion, politics, natural science, and philosophy for the 
attainment of universal reform, an effort in which educa- 
tion was merely a practical ancillary. He was, however, 
a remarkably enlightened theoretician in education, and 
his ideas, together with practical necessities, led him 
to compose many influential texts and manuals, a num- 
ber of which are featured in the exhibit. 

Orbis sensualium pictus. first published in 1658, is 
a multilingual text for children in which every object is 
represented by a numbered picture, and this form of pre- 
sentation became the model for later illustrated books 
for children. The book is displayed in eleven editions, 

many of them quite rare, and all from the holdings of children's literature in the Department of Special 

Collections. 

Janua linguarum verserata, represented by two Amsterdam editions, is a basic textbook for the learn- 
ing of Latin, and its pedagogical principles are now universally accepted. It is also symbolic of a dilem- 
ma which has faced great men from relatively small linguistic populations: Comenius wished to write in 
his native Czech, and in fact did so, but much of his awesome literary production was in Latin so that he 
could find patronage, reach a wider audience, and contribute to his ideal of accord attainable through a 
universal language, a universal academy, and a sharing of the world's knowledge to overcome religious 
and national factionalism. 

In Didactica magna, of 1628, Comenius advocates universal, free, and life-long education which would 
proceed along a rational course from the simple to the complex, and would incorporate physical exercises 
and manual arts. His Injormatorium skoly materskej, of 1630, a guide for the upbringing of children to the 
age of six, embodies concepts of prenatal care to ensure the birth of children healthy in body and mind. 
Labyrint sicta, of 1623, an allegory on the vanity of earthly life which has often been compared to Bunyan's 
Pilgrim's Progress, is represented in the exhibit by a recent Czech edition, by the highly stylized English 
translation of Count Lutzow in the limited edition by the Golden Cockerel Press, and also by a translation 
in plainer English by Professor Spinka. 




The figure of the questing pilgrim and the pervasive note of despair — despite proferred hope of ulti- 
mate happiness by way of the contemplation of God — as evoked in the last-mentioned work, reminds us 
that Comenius lost two families, that his libraries were destroyed several times, that as a young man he 
was forced by the ravages of the Thirty Years' \>'ar to leave his homeland forever, and that he was later 



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uprooted from Poland where he and others of the Unity of the Brethren had sought refuge to continue their 
work. And yet his long life was filled with creative activity for which he found support because he had 
much to offer. The somewhat ironic status of Comenius's reputation, that he has been honored more for 
his contributions to elementary education than for his outrage at war and his grand proposals for universal 
peace, is evident in an excerpt from the Municipal Book of the City of Amsterdam: 

At the request of Johannes Amos Comenius from Poland, expelled because of the present war, 
being of old age and bereft of all his means and goods, the Mayors and Ex-Mayors have agreed 
that during this current year the sum of two hundred guilders will be paid to him by the Lord 
Treasurer's secretary in ready money. The same amount will be paid to him each quarter until 
he will have received the total sum of eight hundred guilders. The condition of this payment 
shall be that he must settle and continuously reside in this city in order to instruct and edify 
the young people and in order to complete and perfect the work on Pansophia he has started to 
write, and other books. Given this December 7, 1656. . . . 

R. T. 



The Book Stack Move in the Research Library Is Completed 

The move of the main collection of the University Research Library into Unit II and its rearrangement 
throughout the two units was completed on December 2. This event was acknowledged by a brief ceremony 
on the second floor where the collection begins — and where the move ended— at which members of the 
move staff and the Library Administration gathered to watch the University Librarian reshelve a volume 
entitled The Barnwell Addresses, the first book in the shelving sequence, bearing the call number AC 1 
B26. This very book had been the first volume shelved when we moved into Unit I of the Research Library 
in 1964. 

The current move had begun on September 8, and sixty moving days were required to complete the re- 
arrangement of the collection. The final locations of call numbers are as follows: 



AC 

AP5 



XI, 



E 
P 



> 



and ** & *** 

and *AC - *DX 

and *BM 

and *BS701-1830 

and *DS101-151 
PJ4501-5350 and *PJ4501-5350 J 
NX and *E - *NX 

Z and *P - *Z 

(except PJ4501-5350, regular and oversize, see 3rd Floor) 



- AP4 

- DX 
BM 

BS701-1830 
DS101-151 



Jewish Studies 
Materials 



2nd Floor 
3rd Floor 

3rd Floor 



4th Floor 
5th Floor 



As reported in our November issue, Research Library materials in the L, Q, R, S, and T classifica- 
tions, formerly housed in the Powell Library, are now in proper position in the enlarged Research Library. 

The Oriental Library will be moving from the Powell Library to its new location on the second floor 
of the Research Library between December 7 and 16. Tentative plans call for the Oriental Library to open 
for service in the Research Library on Monday, December 14. We now plan to move the Public Affairs 
Service and the Department of Special Collections during January and February of 1971, depending on the 
date of completion of the space for these services on Floor A of the Research Library. The Bindery Sec- 
tion of the Technical Services Department has been relocated in its new space on Floor A, in an area 
formerly occupied by the Systems Department. The Gifts and Exchange Section should be moving into its 
new area shortly. 



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Collection of ERIC Documents in the Education and Psychology Library 

The Education and Psychology Library serves as a depository for reports of completed research and 
development efforts, results of exemplary programs, and related information sponsored by governmental 
and nongovernmental agencies in the field of education. This depository is provided through the program 
of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), of the U.S. Office of Education's National Center 
for Educational Communication, which operates a decentralized network of specialized centers or clear- 
inghouses, each of which is responsible for a particular segment of education. 

The areas covered by the ERIC program include adult education, counseling and personnel services, 
the disadvantaged, early childhood education, educational administration, educational media and technol- 
ogy, exceptional children, higher education, junior colleges, library and information sciences, linguistics, 
reading, rural education and small schools, science and mathematics education, social science education, 
the teaching of English, the teaching of foreign languages, teacher education, tests, measurement, and 
evaluation, and vocational and technical education. Current significant information in each of these areas 
is monitored, acquired, evaluated, abstracted, indexed, and listed in ERIC reference tools, through which 
educators have easy access to reports of innovative programs, conference proceedings, bibliographies, 
outstanding professional papers, curriculum-related materials, and reports of significant research. 

More than 60,000 titles are now included in this information file, which is augmented by the addition 
of some 900 titles each month. Research in Education, a monthly abstract journal which announces new 
reports, provides complete bibliographical information and document numbers. All documents available 
in the ERIC system are stored on microfiche and are located in the Education and Psychology Library. 
Several microfiche readers and a reader-printer are also available in the Library. 

L. M. 



Publications and Activities 

Juana de Laban, Professor of Dance, has described UCLA dance collections housed in the Depart- 
ment of Special Collections in the Fall 1969/Spring 1970 issue of Theatre Documentation. 

Harold Borko, Professor of Library Service, has compiled A Study of the Seeds for Research in Li- 
brary and Information Science Education, which has been published by the Bureau of Research of the U.S. 
Office of Education. Among the contributors to the volume are Page Ackerman ("Research Needs Relat- 
ing to the Library School and Requirements for Staffing Libraries") and Kevin Reilly ("The Delphi Tech- 
nique: Fundamentals and Applications"). 

Shimeon Brisman has recently served as a consultant to the Middle East Center and the Library of 
the University of Utah for the purpose of surveying Library holdings of Hebraica and Judaica, and prepar- 
ing a program for the expansion of such collections. 

James Mink has been named editor of the Oral History Association Newsletter, a publication origi- 
nally established as an outcome of Mr. Mink's proposal for the formation of the association, presented at 
the First National Colloquium on Oral History at the Lake Arrowhead Conference Center in 1966. 

Tilbur Smith's article. "Pregnancies and Physical Love . . . But Not in Greenwood," published in the 
Zamorano Club's Ho;a Volante no. 101, for August, describes twenty items in the Department of Special 
Collections which had been termed "unlocated" in California Imprints, 1833-1862, edited by Robert Green- 
wood, and another twenty-five items, also at UCLA, which were not listed in that bibliography. 



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Richard Hudson has contributed "Further Remarks on the Passacaglia and Ciaccona" to the Journal 
of the American Musicological Society. 

The University Library has published David R. Smith's Jack Benny Checklist: Radio, Television, 
Motion Pictures, Books and Articles, based in considerable part on the extensive collection of scripts, 
films, phonograph records, tape recordings, and other archival materials deposited in the Department of 
Special Collections by Mr. Benny in 1967. Copies of the 33- page booklet are available at $1.00 each 
from the Gifts and Exchange Section, University Research Library, UCLA (checks to be made payable to 
The Regents of the University of California). 

Professor Thrower Is Appointed Clark Library Professor for 1972/73 

On the unanimous recommendation of the Clark Library Committee, Chancellor Young has appointed 
as the Clark Library Professor for 1972/73 Professor Norman J. W. Thrower, of the Department of Geography. 
Before coming to the United States from England, where he received his early education, Professor Thrower 
spent four years in the Survey of India and one year in the Directorate of Colonial (now Overseas) Surveys. 
His academic work was undertaken at the University of Virginia and at the University of Wisconsin, where 
he received his Ph.D. degree in Geography, with a minor field in the History of Science. 

Professor Thrower's professional interests center in cartography and in historical geography. He is 
the editor, for example, of Man's Domain: A Thematic Atlas of the World, republished in 1970 by McGraw- 
Hill. In the Spring of 1971, Prentice-Hall will publish his book on Maps and Man: An Examination of 
Cartography in Relation to Civilization and Culture. Throughout his research, as this latter title may sug- 
gest, the map as an expression of the changing thought of man is the unifying theme. He is now engaged 
on a book, Halley's Voyages (1698-1702), for the Hakluyt Society. Members of the UCLA community will 
recall that Professor Thrower presented a Clark Library Seminar paper on "Edmond Halley and Thematic 
Geo-cartography " in 1968. His work on Halley began in 1963 when he was in Europe on a Guggenheim 
Fellowship. 

Professor Thrower has been a warmhearted supporter of the Library program at UCLA, exemplified by 
his membership on the Clark Library Committee since 1968. He was instrumental in our securing the fine 
Warren Shearman Collection of atlases and early voyages, and he has published more than once in the 
UCLA Librarian. Most recently, under his initiative, the Society for the History of Discoveries met at 
UCLA early in November, with programs at the Clark Library and on campus, together with a special ex- 
hibition on Captain Cook's voyages, for which he wrote the illustrative brochure. 

For these several reasons, it was evident to the Committee that Professor Thrower could generate 
at the Clark Library during 1972/73 an effective year-long program of education and research. 

The first Professorship was awarded to Professor H. T. Swedenberg, of the Department of English, 
in 1969/70. Professor Swedenberg has carried forward during a second year because of the untimely 
death of Professor C. D. O'Malley, of the Department of the History of Medicine, who was to have been 
the incumbent in 1970/71. Professor Earl Miner, of the Department of English, will succeed to the Pro- 
fessorship in 1971/72. 

R. V. 

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friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: James R. Cox, Lorraine Mathies, Ruth 
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January, 1971 




Mrs. Christian presents Ptolemy's Liber Ceograpbiae to Mr. Vosper. 
(Photograph by Stanley Troutman.) 



Occasions for Celebration: Three Million, Generous Gifts, Unit II 

"Concluding a remarkable decade of expansion, the UCLA Library this week added the 3-millionth 
volume to its collections with a rededication to the causes of education, research, and community service. 

"Generous public support and private contributions plus outstanding professional leadership made 
possible the doubling in 10 years of the UCLA Library holdings, now among the top dozen of all universi- 
ties in the nation. 

"The greatness of any center of learning is dependent upon the excellence of its libraries. And the 
growth of the UCLA collections and facilities reflects great credit upon all who were responsible." 
(Los Angeles Times editorial, January 7.) 



ICLA Librarian 



The UCLA Library and its many friends celebrated on January 5 the addition of the three-millionth 
volume to the Library's collections. The occasion was enhanced by the announcement of several new 
gifts of significant collections, and by formalities attending the virtual completion of the second unit of 
the University Research Library. Guests were invited to tour the expanded building and to see the ex- 
hibits of selections from recent notable gifts to the Library. Press representatives gave newspaper, radio, 
and television coverage to the dedicatory remarks of Chancellor Charles E. Young, former Chancellor 
Franklin D. Murphy, and University Librarian Robert Yosper. 

Dr. Herman Liebaers, Director of the Royal Library of Belgium and the current President of the In- 
ternational Federation of Library Associations, addressed an oversubscribed banquet in the Faculty Cen- 
ter on the comparative features of libraries in Europe and the United States. Banquet guests included 
members of the Friends of the UCLA Library and the UCLA Foundation, several Regents of the University, 
and campus administrators, faculty members, and Library staff members. 

A highlight of the banquet was the presentation of the three-millionth book to the University by the 
Friends of the UCLA Library and the UCLA Foundation, represented respectively by Mrs. Peggy Chris- 
tian and Miss Dorothy Thomas. The volume, Ptolemy's Liber Geographiae, printed in Yenice in 1511, 
may now be seen in the Research Library exhibition. Also on display is acquisition number 2,999,999, 
the two-volume set of 347 Gravures by Pablo Picasso which was presented at the banquet by Ron Watson 
on behalf of the Library staff members who contributed to its purchase. And number 3,000,001, the Port- 
folio V of photographs by Ansel Adams, was given by faculty members through the Committee for the Fourth, 
chaired by Robert Kinsman; this item, of dimensions too vast for display in the lobby exhibit cases, will 
await a later exhibition in the new Department of Special Collections. 

Additional gifts to the Library were announced at the banquet. University Regent Mrs. Catherine 
Hearst has donated the fifteenth-century printed edition of a work by Thomas Aquinas, mentioned below 
in the report on the gifts exhibition. The Ahmanson Foundation has funded the purchase of two of Cap- 
tain James Cook's charts, previously shown in the Cook exhibition. Gilbert Harrison. Editor of The \eu 
Republic, has willed his Gertrude Stein collection to UCLA. Joseph Brandt, Emeritus Professor of Jour- 
nalism, has presented a volume bearing George Washington's signature. Franklin D. Murphy has given 
the Library his collection of manuscripts by Sean O'Casey. Dr. Marcus Crahan, formerly the Chief Medi- 
cal Director for the County Sheriff's Department, has deposited his archive of professional papers. Francis 
Farquhar took this occasion to make the formal presentation of his renowned collection on mountains and 
mountaineering. 

Present at the banquet as special guests were a number of the Library's principal benefactors of pre- 
vious years; among them were Dr. and Mrs. John Benjamin, Drs. John Paul and Mary Ewing, Mrs. Bradford 
Booth, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell, and Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Browne (for the Lockheed Leadership Fund, 
supporter of the Robert E. Gross Collection). Dr. and Mrs. Elmer Belt were specially recognized by the 
presentation of sheets from a book-in-progress, the Catalogue of the Incunabula in the Elmer Belt Library 

inciana, by Frances L. Finger, which is now being printed in a limited edition by the Ward Ritchie 
Press. 



'Capital Funds of the Mind' 

"Libraries are massive reminders of the long view, of the degree to which the past controls the pres- 
ent. Their very existence constitutes a denial that society is bankrupt, that our current problems are so 
urgent as to be possibly terminal, that the four horsemen of the apocalypse will shortly ride us down. In 
society's balance sheet they represent the capital funds of the mind." (Gordon N. Ray. President of the 
Guggenheim Foundation, in his dedication address on October 10 for the new Indiana University Library, 
published in the Antiquarian Bookman of November 16.) 



January, 1971 



Outstanding Recent Gifts Are Exhibited 

An exhibition of notable recent gifts, on display in the lobby of the Research Library through March 
15, celebrates the acquisition of the Library's three-millionth book and the completion of the second unit 
of the Research Library. A highlight of the exhibition is, of course, number 3,000,000 itself, Ptolemy's 
Liber Geograpbiae, which was given by the Friends of the UCLA Library and the UCLA Foundation. The 
beautiful folio volume, printed in Venice by Jacobus Pentius de Leucho in 1511, contains the first maps 
printed in two colors. Also on display is the 2,999,999th volume, Picasso's 34~ Gravures (New York: 
Random House, 19~0). a gift of the UCLA Library staff. 

The many examples of gifts to the Library include the Catena Aurea Super Ouattuor Evangelistas, 
by Thomas Aquinas (Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 4 June 1493), given by Mrs. 
Catherine Hearst, a Regent of the University of California, and the Gaspe' charts of Captain James Cook 
(London, 1759), a gift of the Ahmanson Foundation. Selected examples of items from the Farquhar collec- 
tion on mountaineering, the Benjamin collection of medical history, the Gross collection on the history 
of business and economics, the Boyer library of French literature, the Cummings collection of Hebraica 
and Judaica, the Powell collection on Lawrence Durrell, and the Ewing and Booth libraries of English 
literature, among other collections, and gifts from the Belgian Royal Library and the Friends of the UCLA 
Library are also displayed in the exhibition. 

B. W. 



Crahan Collection on Mushrooms Is Exhibited in the Biomedical Library 

"Mushrooms: Facts and Fables of the Fleshy Fungi," a selection of books from the library of Dr. 
Marcus Crahan, will be shown in the Biomedical Library until March 5. The exhibit includes such titles 
as R. G. wasson's Soma, V. P. and R. G. Wasson's Mushrooms, Russia, and Histon, . and Micheli's clas- 
sic botanical work, Sova P lantarum Genera. Models of mushrooms have been lent for the display by the 
Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. Emphasis is given to both fact and mythology concern- 
ing representative examples of edible, poisonous, and hallucinogenic species. A leaflet of recommended 
readings on mushrooms has been compiled for the occasion by Julie Kuenzel, of the Biomedical Library 
staff. 



Acquisitions on Microfilm 

The Pacific Appeal, a San Francisco weekly "devoted to the interests of the people of color," has 
been obtained on two reels of microfilm for the years 1862-1880. Other Negro newspapers recently acquired 
on microfilm are the daily Cleveland Call and Post, for 1934 to 1937 and 1941 to 1968, on 48 reels, and 
the New Jersey Afro-American Weekly, of Newark, for 1941 to 1968 on 29 reels. 

Les Hebdomaires and Les Ouotidiens for May 2 to July 3, 1968, reproduce twenty-seven weekly and 
daily French papers, with coverage for the period of the student demonstrations in Paris and some other 
cities. The Library has obtained these series on 48 reels of film. 

The newspaper El S\ercurio. of Santiago, Chile, has been acquired by UCLA for the years 1941 to 
1942 on 25 microfilm reels. 

The People's Tribune, an organ of national revolutionary thought and opinion, was an English-language 
periodical, published in Shanghai, which was "devoted to the reconstruction of China on the revolutionary 
basis of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's Three People's Principles." The Library has acquired the 31 volumes from 
1931 to 1942 on 6 reels of microfilm. 

S. M. 



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Fellow of the Clark Library Is in Residence 

R. F. Brissenden, Reader in English at the Australian National University in Canberra, will be in 
residence as Fellow of the Clark Library through April. Mr. Brissenden's interests range from the eigh- 
teenth century to the present, and he has written on, or edited works by, Samuel Richardson, Laurence 
Sterne, and Henry Fielding, as well as modern Australian and American authors. He was active in organ- 
izing the David Nichol Smith Memorial Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies at Canberra in 1966, and 
edited the papers of that Seminar. He is working on a study of the eighteenth-century sentimental novel 
from Richardson to de Sade. 

Mr. Brissenden will be available for consultation with graduate students and faculty. Appointments 
may be made by calling the Clark Library, 731-8529- 

W. E. C. 



Contributions to Armenian Bibliography 

The UCLA Library during the last decade has assembled one of the largest American collections of 
publications in Armenian and about Armenia. The development of this collection has been marked by sub- 
stantial acquisitions of books, both by purchase and by generous donation, for which the Library has re- 
lied upon the expertise of such faculty members as Richard Hovannisian, Louise Nalbandian, and A. K. 
Sanjian. 

Since September 1967, Gia Aivazian has been responsible for cataloging publications in Armenian, 
and she has particularly encouraged a wider knowledge and use of the collection through her activities in 
the Armenian community of Los Angeles. Miss Aivazian's contribution to Armenian bibliographical work 
extends far beyond the local area, however, for she has made valuable contacts with libraries, publishers, 
and booksellers on her several trips to the East Coast, to Europe, and to Armenia. As a result, the col- 
lection has grown not only by purchase but by gifts from cultural organizations, interested individuals, 
and the Armenian Academy of Sciences. 

Miss Aivazian visited the Library of Congress at a time when it had done very little cataloging of 
publications in the Armenian language, although it was about to expand this program. Because she felt 
that the Library of Congress classification schemes for Armenian language and Armenian history were 
too sketchy, Miss Aivazian evolved an expansion of classification numbers after consultation with UCLA 
Library staff members and the Armenian Studies faculty. She also worked out rather extensive amplifica- 
tions for the subject headings provided for Armenian language and literature and for Armenian history. 

Miss Aivazian's contributions were acknowledged on December 1, 1970, in a letter from Charles C. 
Bead, Chief of the Subject Cataloging Division of the Library of Congress, in which he stated that changes 
in the classification and subject heading systems, corresponding very closely to her proposals, had been 
adopted. It is therefore no exaggeration to say that Miss Aivazian has contributed significantly to the 
system of bibliographical control for Armenian materials that will henceforth be used in the United States. 

The Descriptive Cataloging Committee of the Cataloging and Classification Section of the American 
Library Association has been working on transliteration tables for Armenian, and here too Miss Aivazian 
has been able to suggest desirable changes. Since the Committee works closely with the Library of Con- 
gress on such matters, the revisions and refinements adopted will support the mutual effort to advance 
Armenian bibliography in the United States. 

E. D. K. 



January, 1971 



Clark Library Seminar on William Congreve 

The tercentenary of the birth of William Congreve, English dramatist and poet, was commemorated 
at a Clark Library invitational seminar on December 5. Under the chairmanship of Clark Library Profes- 
sor H. T. Swedenberg, papers were read by Professor Aubrey Williams, of the University of Florida, on 
"The 'J ust Decrees of Heav'n' and Congreve's Mourning Bride," and by Professor Maximillian Novak, of 
UCLA, on "Love, Scandal, and the Moral Milieu of Congreve's Comedies." 

An exhibition mounted for the occasion includes first editions of Congreve's major works; a sampling 
of books and pamphlets occasioned by the Reverend Jeremy Collier's A Short View of the Immorality and 
Profaneness of the English Stage (London, 1698), in which Congreve's plays, among those of others, were 
attacked; and a selection of books representing titles known to have been in Congreve's personal library. 
This exhibition will be on view in the Clark Library through February. 

University Library Collections Ranked by Size and Growth 

The tables of Academic Library Statistics for 1969/7 0, issued by the Association of Research Li- 
braries, reveal that the UCLA Library retains for the fourth year its relative position of twelfth in size 
of collections. The changes in rankings among the twenty largest libraries, as compared with the 1968/69 
figures, are as follows: Michigan and Columbia have exchanged the fourth and fifth positions; Toronto 
has moved above Cornell and Stanford; Northwestern reappears among the twenty largest libraries after 
two years of absence, and Duke becomes twenty -first; Wisconsin and Pennsylvania more or less exchange 
relative positions. 

The column showing annual acquisitions reveals UCLA's most precipitous drop in relative position — 
from eighth in 1968/69, when 157,131 volumes were added. This Library's reduction of 27,618 in yearly 
accessions occurred when the twenty libraries ranked highest in additions had each acquired, on average, 
more than 12,000 volumes above the average number of volumes added by the twenty leading libraries of 
the preceding year. 



Volumes in Library: 



1969-70 



Net Volumes Added: 



1969-70 



1. 


Harvard 


2. 


Yale 


3. 


Illinois 


4. 


Michigan 


5. 


Columbia 


6. 


UC Berkeley 


7. 


Toronto 


8. 


Cornell 


9. 


Stanford 


10. 


Chicago 


11. 


Minnesota 


12. 


UCLA 


13. 


Indiana 


14. 


Ohio State 


15. 


Wisconsin 


16. 


Northwestern 


17. 


NYU 


18. 


Texas 


19. 


Pennsylvania 


20. 


Princeton 



8,278,473 
5,645,982 
4,611,167 
4,175,686 
4,091,911 
3,845,050 
3,666,107 
3,605,517 
3,447,372 
2,977,647 
2,944,844 
2,916,551 
2,752,562 
2,397,126 
2,303,061 
2,289,708 
2,270,331 
2,269,785 
2,266,782 
2,194,273 



1. 


Indiana 


2. 


Southern Illinois 


3. 


Buffalo 


4. 


Toronto 


5. 


Harvard 


6. 


Illinois 


1 . 


Yale 


8. 


Stanford 


9. 


Michigan 


10. 


Cornell 


11. 


UC Berkeley- 


12. 


Ohio State 


13. 


Wisconsin 


14. 


Minnesota 


15. 


British Columbia 


16. 


Chicago 


17. 


Alberta 


18. 


Pennsylvania State 


19. 


Rutgers 


20. 


UCLA 



294,145 
219,1" 
203,867 
200,278 
190,801 
182,666 
182,409 
r3,526 
169,637 
160, 94T" 
154,709 
151,169 
143.114 
139, "86 
138,125 
136,688 
136,563 
136,258 
135,562 
129,513 



UCLA Librarian 



Friends of the UCLA Library: Officers and Council Members 

Mrs. Peggy Christian is the new President of the Friends of the UCLA Library. Dr. Marcus Crahan 
is Vice-President, Mr. Muir Dawson is Secretary, and Mr. James Hartzell is Treasurer. 

Other Council members are Mrs. Bradford Booth, Mr. Duncan Brent, Mr. Jerome Cushman, Mr. Grant 
Dahlstrom, Mr. Hugh Dick, Mr. Dudley Gordon, Miss Doris Harris, Mr. Kenneth LeMarinel, Mr. Harry Lev- 
inson, Mr. Richard Lewis, Mr. Ralph Rice, Dr. John Urabec, Mr. Roby Wentz, and Mr. Walter Wheelock. 

Author Indexes for Pulp Magazines 

The collection of pulp magazines in the Department of Special Collections has considerable interest 
for scholars of a number of disciplines as a research source illuminating the mores, aspirations, language, 
and popular taste of the first half of the twentieth century. But also found between their fragile and often 
lurid wrappers are the early writings of such authors as Dashiell Hammett, Negley Farson, Vachel Lindsay, 
Erie Stanley Gardner, T. S. Stribling, Gertrude Atherton, S. N. Behrman, Harold Lamb, Hugh Walpole, Edgar 
Wallace, Rex Stout, H. G. Wells, and Raymond Chandler. 

When, in 1969, James B. Hartzell of University Extension wrote a paper on the pulp magazines and 
their wealth of buried literary, cultural, and historical treasure, he pointed out that UCLA's holdings, de- 
spite their richness, were woefully inaccessible because of the lack of indexes. He undertook to remedy 
this lack, and in the course of his project joined forces with William J. Clark, a collector of pulp maga- 
zines who began indexing them years ago when he lived in Washington, D.C., where he had access to the 
fine collection in the Library of Congress. Mr. Clark, when he came to Los Angeles, found additional ma- 
terial for his indexes at UCLA. 

The Department of Special Collections now has, through the combined generosity of Mr. Clark and Mr. 
Hartzell, author indexes to three of its major pulp magazines, Adventure, Western Story, and Bluebook. 
The photocopying of Mr. Clark's extensive manuscript indexes has been made possible by Mr. Hartzell's 
gift to the Friends of the UCLA Library especially earmarked for the purpose. Because the cut-off dates 
for Mr. Clark's indexes are somewhat short of the Library's holdings, Mr. Hartzell has also supplied sup- 
plementary indexing from his own work, and both have promised continuing assistance so that we may 
eventually be able to provide author indexes for those pulp magazines which we hold in depth. 

H. B. 

Publications and Activities 

Richard Hudson's article on "The Concept of Mode in Italian Guitar Music during the First Half of 
the 17th Century" has been published in volume 42 of Acta Musicologica. 

Lawrence Clark Powell will speak on "California Classics" on April 30 as part of the "Yesterdays" 
lecture series to be presented at the Occidental Center Auditorium by the Junior League of Los Angeles. 

Judith Truelson has compiled for the Business Administration Library its Reference Guide number 
22, Comprehensive Health Planning. (Copies are available free in the Library, or by mail at $.10 each 
from the Division of Research in the School of Business Administration.) 



UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Hilda Bohem, William E. Conway, 
Esther D. Koch, Julie Kuenzel, Samuel Margolis, Robert Vosper, Brooke Whiting. 



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Volume 24, Number 2 



February, 1971 





(Pictures by the Library Photographic Department) 



Earthquake 

The morning of Tuesday, February 9, was especially frustrating for the student assistants and other 
Library staff members who only a month earlier had efficiently and neatly completed moving and shelving 
more than one million volumes so we could open Unit II of the University Research Library to full public 
service. The 6 a.m. earthquake that day dumped some 150,000 of these volumes helter-skelter into the 
stack aisles — breaking the backs of many books — and collapsed several of the new stack ranges almost 
to the floor. The accompanying photographs show some of the worst effects. 



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There was less disruption in other campus libraries, although a good many books toppled off shelves, 
particularly in the College Library, the Education and Psychology Library, the Engineering and Mathemat- 
ical Sciences Library, the Music Library, and the Physics Library. Apparently the old type of self-support- 
ing case stack, as in the Powell Library, is somewhat more secure against quakes (although more danger- 
ous in case of fire) than is the individually mounted stack range on separate concrete floors, as in the 
Research Library. 

In spite of disorder and hazards, Library services continued with only minor interruption while repairs, 
reshelving, and general cleaning up were in progress, and by week's end, thanks to the devoted work of 
many staff members and some thoughtful student volunteers, nearly complete access to the Library's book 
stacks was restored. 

R. V. 



Information about the Center for Research Libraries 

Each member of the faculty is receiving with this issue of the UCLA Librarian a copy of a recently 
issued booklet entitled Library Materials Available for Research from the Center for Research Libraries. 
The booklet describes the Center's collections, with an indication of some of its current acquisitions pro- 
grams. It is intended to help readers of member institutions to become more familiar with the nature and 
scope of the materials in the Center so that they may utilize them to the fullest extent. UCLA and UC 
Santa Barbara are among the forty -five members of CRL in the United States and Canada. Readers on our 
campuses are therefore enabled to use its materials, which may be borrowed through our interlibrary serv- 
ices. 

Additional copies of the booklet may be obtained through the Reference Department of the Research 
Library. 

Scholarship in Honor of Lawrence Clark Powell 

The University of California Library Schools Alumni Association has presented a substantial sum, to 
be augmented in the future, to the Regents for the purpose of establishing the Lawrence Clark Powell 
Scholarship Fund. Income from the gift will be used for a scholarship to be awarded annually to a student 
in the UCLA School of Library Service. 



Seminars Planned by the Clark Library Professor 

Professor H. T. Swedenberg, Clark Library Professor for 1970/71, inaugurated his current series of 
seminars for UCLA graduate students and faculty on February 12 with a meeting addressed by Professor 
Gerald E. Bentley, of Princeton University. Professor Bentley, author of The Jacobean and Caroline 
Stages, spoke on "The Profession of Dramatist in Shakespeare's Time." 

In the same series, on March 5, R. F. Brissenden, Reader in English at the Australian National Uni- 
versity in Canberra and currently Fellow of the Clark Library, will discuss sentimentalism in the eigh- 
teenth century. Professor Richmond P. Bond, of the University of North Carolina, will speak on English 
eighteenth-century periodicals on April 3. 

Faculty, graduate students, and members of the Library staff are invited to attend these meetings. 
Further information may be obtained by calling 731-8529- 



February, 1971 



One of Eddie's Awful Menus 



A menu [the cover of which is reproduced here] was mailed in January to the "Publicity Department" 
at UCLA by Margaret E. Ross (nee Hunter), of Calgary, in Alberta, Canada, without accompanying letter 

or explanation. It was dated by her as "circa 
1927," but that must be in error by several years, 
since the address of Eddie's is described as 
"Overlooking the Campus" from LeConte Avenue, 
and the campus was not opened until 1929- Since 
the cover text also refers to the Volstead Act 
as being in force, it must have been printed be- 
fore the end of 1933. 




AWFUL 

MENUS 



Edited by himself, when the spirit moves him, without the 

assistance of WILL BOGEKS, RING LARDNER, 

BOB SUTLER, A1MEE. CAPT. BILLY, 

or ARTHVK BRISBANE 



This edition la dedicated to BILL SPAULDING, the 
good old coach, who has been nursing the "BRUINS" 
along for the past few years. Bill has brought the 
"Little Bears" along to a point where they can stand 
on their hind feet and enjoy a little real Pacific Coast 
meat. More power to ya. Bill. And, girls and boys, 
let's all get behind Bill and give him the big hand. 
We knew Bill back in the Swede State, and know that 
he is a darn good coach. Ask us who was coaching 
the only team that stopped the Red Head from Illlnii. 

THE PROP'S DECLARATION 

The aim of this Joint is to supply your sweet tooth 
with all that it requires, and also to blend to a little 
food ; such as Sandwiches and the like. Eddie says the 
place Is yours, girls and boys, so make yourself at 
home. But, remember, there are certain laws that 
MUST be regarded as still being on the books. You 
know, the one that Andy Volstead made such a hit 
with back In 1919. 

DONT FORGET, POLKS 

Our Gaudy is good. Try some, don't take our word for It 
DR. EDDIE SAYS: "ICE CREAM IS JUST LIKE 
APPLES— EAT A PLATE A DAY AND KEEP THE 
DOCTOR -WAY. 



Meet 
You 
At 



• 



10928 

LeConte 

Overlooking 
the Campu, 



Eddie's was located on the ground floor of 
the single building now occupied by a cleaning 
establishment to the west of Campbell's Book 
Store. The upper floor was the site of the of- 
fices of The Claw, the early campus humor mag- 
azine. 

Along with Tom Crumplar's (a thick-malt 
shop), Eddie's was among the best-known stu- 
dent hangouts in the early days on the new West- 
wood campus. A third place which enjoyed some 
popularity but was short-lived was a beer speak- 
easy (50 cents a pitcher) in the basement of the 
building just south of the Village Theater. Ed- 
die's was somewhat more raffish than Crumplar's 
and rather on the dimly-lit side. It was furnished 
in the classic collegiate style of rough booths 
and tables with many names and initials carved 
into them by the customers. Eddie's was fairly 
well known as a place where one could buy a 
set-up (i.e., ginger ale or its equivalent and ice) 
and surreptitiously add one's own bootleg liquor — 
this accounts for the warning on the menu's 
cover about the Volstead Act. 



I found the menu evocative of a long-gone "collegiate" age - it was not too long after the Charleston 
and the coonskin coat — and the menu preserves much of the flavor of the 20's and early 30's, as well as 
their prices. 

Chandler Harris 

Public Information Office 

(Mr. Harris has kindly forwarded Mrs. Ross's gift to the Department of Special Collections, where it will 
join the Library's modest collection of California and other American menus.) 



Acknowledgment 

Alfred Sendrey, in his The Music of the fen .s in the Diaspora <!'/> to 1800). acknowledges the assis- 
tance of Shimeon Brisman, who "contributed generously from his rich knowledge in this field, and earned 
the author's deep-felt thanks." 



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Opening of the Public Affairs Service 

On January 22 the Public Affairs Service opened in the Research Library, on Floor A (Room A4510). 
This new department brings together the closely related services formerly offered by the Government and 
Public Affairs Reading Room, the Government Publications Service, and the Social Sciences Materials 
Service. The Public Affairs Service supplements the Research Library's more traditional resources by 
providing a coordinated information service to meet the needs of those members of the University commun- 
ity working in the broadly defined area of "public affairs." 

Although the department's holdings include a wide variety of materials ranging from manuscripts to 
computer tapes, its primary resources are its government documents and pamphlet collections. The Univer- 
sity Library is a depository for the official publications of California cities and counties, the state of Cal- 
ifornia, the United States government, the United Nations and some of its specialized agencies (including 
the Food and Agricultural Organization and UNESCO), and such regional organizations as the European 
Communities and the Organization of American States. It also receives selected publications of other 
American cities and counties, of the other states and possessions of the United States, of interstate organ- 
izations, and of foreign governments and intergovernmental organizations. 

The PAS pamphlet collection focuses on such areas as ethnic materials, industrial relations, politics 
and political parties, public administration, public issues, social and economic problems, and social wel- 
fare. These publications, issued by non-partisan organizations as well as by interest groups from all parts 
of the political spectrum, serve as a unique resource supplementing the extensive collection of government 
documents. 

Most of the publications in the Public Affairs Service's collection are available for loan to authorized 
borrowers. Bibliographies, indexes, and guides to the use of the collections may be consulted in the Pub- 
lic Affairs Service, and reference librarians here will assist readers in locating publications and in finding 
information. The Public Affairs Service is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and from 9 
a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, during the Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters; during intersessions the 
department is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. 

M. R. 



INFO Now in Business 

UCLA is a charter member of the newly established Information Center for Southern California Librar- 
ies— INFO— a non-profit corporation formed to provide a referral center for member libraries from the Mex- 
ican border to the northerly boundaries of San Luis Obispo, Kern, and San Bernardino counties. Member- 
ship is available to all types of libraries: public, academic, and special, and also to cooperative library 
systems. At its headquarters in the Los Angeles Public Library it is now ready to receive inquiries about 
the location of library materials in Southern California libraries and to provide assistance in gaining access 
to pertinent sources. 

INFO's first librarian, Miss Eileen Sever, has been on the job since the first of the year. Miss Sever 
is a graduate of UCLA, with a B.A. in Sociology and an M.L.S. from the School of Library Service, and has 
worked in the Los Angeles County Law Library as a cataloger and with the System Development Corpora- 
tion as a researcher. Her scheduled hours of 9:00 a .m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday , and 9:00 
a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, are supplemented by an Ans-a-Phone recording service, available at all other 
hours of the day and night (telephone number 485-0967). She is undertaking INFO's initial efforts at de- 
veloping a facility which will serve as a clearinghouse for information about library resources. 



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Information Desk in the Research Library 

Since Monday, February 1, an information desk has been in operation in the lobby of the University 
Research Library, just inside the entrance turnstiles. The desk, which at this time is staffed by Refer- 
ence Department personnel from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, is expected to serve experimentally 
for some six months, after which the question of its permanent operation will be considered. Its purpose 
is to provide a readily identifiable point of information for students and other patrons who seek directions 
to library services and collections in the Research Library or in other campus libraries, as well as infor- 
mation on such matters as library privileges and the charging of books. Patrons are referred to the librar- 
ians in the Reference, Circulation, Serials, or other departments for questions which require more special- 
ized assistance. 



Clark Library Seminar on English Theology 

English theology, particularly of the seventeenth century, was the subject discussed at a Clark Li- 
brary invitational seminar on February 6. Professor Winthrop S. Hudson, of Colgate Rochester Divinity 
School, traced the history of parliamentary and national fast days in England from their inception in the 
mid-sixteenth century, with an account of similar observations in the American colonies and the republic. 
in a paper entitled "Fast Days and Civil Religion." Professor Leonard J. Trinterud, of San Francisco 
Theological Seminary, described the breakdown of ecclesiastical power which occurred in England in the 
years following the Restoration in 1660, culminating in political control of the Church of England after 
1689. His subject was "A.D. 1689; The End of the Clerical World." Professor Lynn White, of the UCLA 
History Department, was a genial but firm moderator. 



Publications and Activities 

Richard Hudson's "Chordal Aspects of the Italian Dance Style, 1500-1650" has been published in 
Volume II, 1970, of the Journal of the Lute Society of America. 

J. M. Edelstein has reviewed the Index to American Little Magazines, 1920-1939, compiled by Stephen 
Goode, in the January issue of College & Research Libraries. 

Lawrence Clark Powell, for the same issue of C&RL, has reviewed California Local History: A Bib- 
liography and L'nion List of Library Holdings, second edition, edited by Margaret Rocq. 

Dr. Powell's The Untarnished Gold, The Immutable Treasure: A Report on a Book-m-Progress has 
been published as the third in the Keepsake series of the University Library on the Davis campus. The 
essay had been presented as an address to the Library Associates at Davis on April 12. 

Shimeon Brisman's review of the Abraham Golomb festschrift, Hesed le-Avraham, appears in the Win- 
ter issue of the Yiddish quarterly Heshbon. 

Everett Moore's "A Revolution in American University Libraries," originally published in 1965 in Keio 
University's Library Science, has been published in a Japanese translation in S'pdok, series number 14, 
of the Japanese Documentation Society. 

Julie Kuenzel has compiled Mushrooms and Other Fleshy Fungi: Suggested Readings, a leaflet to ac- 
company the exhibit of books from the library of Dr. Marcus Crahan, on display in the Biomedical Library 
until March 5. Copies are available upon request at the Biomedical Library. 



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Dwight L. Clarke, 1885-1971 

Dwight L. Clarke, one of the founding members of the Friends of the UCLA Library, and their Presi- 
dent from 1945 to 1956, died on February 8 at the age of 85. He was in every sense a friend of libraries, 
and he knew them well. He was a constant user of them, particularly in his latter years when he was able 
to devote much of his attention to historical studies and writing. Our Special Collections librarians came 
to know him as the kind and generous-minded scholar that he was. They often had occasion to advise and 
assist him as he sought out sources for his historical writings, and they enjoyed his truly gentlemanly 
ways. He always remembered to acknowledge gracefully the help that he received. 

Mr. Clarke had had a full career as a banker and insurance executive, in San Francisco, Bakersfield, 
and Los Angeles. One of his recent writings, "The Gianninis — Men of the Renaissance," published in 
the Quarterly of the California Historical Society (September and December, 1970), contains much about 
his close association with A. P. and A. H. ("Doc") Giannini in the Bank of America. He was to become 
President of the Occidental Life Insurance Company, and he was for many years a director of the Crocker 
Citizens Bank. 

After his retirement from active business Mr. Clarke was able to pursue his interest in California 
history more fully. He had long read and collected widely in such fields of history as the Gold Rush, pio- 
neer movements, the westward advance of the United States, and the development of the Southwest. He 
was a collector of Robinson Jeffers and Robert Louis Stevenson. His writing pursuits were crowned with 
the publication by the University of Oklahoma Press of his book on Stephen Watts Kearny, Soldier of the 
West (1961) and later of his edition of The Original journals of Henry Smith Turner: With Stephen Watts 
Kearny to New Mexico and California, 1846-1847 (1969). The California Historical Society published his 
book, William Tecumseh Sherman: Gold Rush Banker, in 1969. 

Mr. Clarke was a second-generation Calif ornian. He was born in Berkeley in 1885. He attended the 
University of California for two years. Loyola University of Los Angeles granted him an honorary Doctor 
of Laws degree in 1954. He was a member of the Zamorano Club and was its President from 1963 to 1966. 
He was a Trustee and Fellow of the California Historical Society for a number of years. He and Mrs. Clarke 
(Edna) have been most generous donors to libraries — to UCLA, the Huntington, the Bancroft, Occidental 
College, and others. 

E.T. M. 



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of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 90024. 
Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Jean Aroeste, Hilda Bohem, William Conway, 
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23rd Annual Student Book Collection Competitions 

UCLA undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to enter the Robert B. Campbell Student 
Book Collection Competitions for 1971. The contest, begun in 1948 by Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, founders 
of Campbell's Book Store in Westwood, and now jointly sponsored by the Friends of the UCLA Library, 
is intended to stimulate student interest in book collecting and reading. Support in the form of addi- 
tional prizes is also provided this year by the Graduate Students Association, the Book Publishers 
Association of Southern California, and the Library Staff Association. 

Judges of the competitions are Mrs. Edward H. Heller, Regent of the University of California, 
Robert Kinsman, Dean of the Graduate Division at UCLA, and William Longstreth, Professor of English 
at Los Angeles Harbor College. A broadside giving the rules of the competitions may be obtained at 
any campus library. The closing date for entry is April 28. 

Correction on Clark Library Seminar Date 

The seminar at the Clark Library to be addressed by Professor Richmond P. Bond on the topic of 
English eighteenth-century periodicals will be held on Friday, April 2, rather than on April 3 as reported 
in our last issue. 



Sabbatical Activities 

Lorraine Mathies, Head of the Education & Psychology Library, was granted a six -month special 
leave last April to undertake a number of scholarly projects. Among these was the development of a 
special issue of the Journal of Educational Data Processing, with the general title "All about ERIC," 
which focused on the Educational Resources Information Center program, done in editorial collabora- 
tion with Harold Borko, Professor of Library Service. The final chapter, "The Educational Resources 
Information Center: An Agent of Change," was written by Dr. Mathies. She also worked on a number of 
other projects, including brief teaching assignments in the field of automation and information science, 
and service as a consultant to developing programs in educational guidance and psychology. She con- 
tributed a chapter on "Sources of Information in the Field of Education" to the revised edition of Souri es 
of Information in the Social Sciences , by Carl White. 

Her major focus, however, was on the production of a monograph designed to give educators prac- 
tical information about employment and study opportunities outside of the United States. She was in- 
vited to collaborate with Dean William G. Thomas, of the Educational Careers Service at UCLA, on the 
project, and we have deferred this report on Dr. Mathies's sabbatical so that we could announce publi- 
cation of Overseas Opportunities for American Educators: Perspet tives and Possibilities (New York: 
CCM Information Corporation, 1971). 

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An Exhibition of Broziliana 

An exhibition entitled "Brazil: Land of Contrasts" has been mounted in the University Research 
Library in honor of the UCLA Project Brazil, 1970/71. Materials for the exhibition, to be shown through 
May 4, were selected and arranged bv Ludwig Lauerhass, Latin American Bibliographer, and Miki Goral, 
of the Reference Department, with the assistance of E. Bradford Burns, Professor of History, and Marion 
Zeitlin, Emeritus Professor of Spanish and Portuguese. The exhibition was designed by Mrs. Marian 
Engelke. 

Professor Burns is the Coordinating Director of UCLA Project Brazil, a program sponsored by the 
Latin American Center. During the current academic year the Center and University Extension have been 
conducting a varied interdisciplinary, multi-media, and universitv-wide program emphasizing Brazil. The 
exhibition, one of several cultural events in that program, relates particularly to Spring Quarter course 
offerings in Brazilian studies and to the lecture series, "Brazil— Titan in Transition," to be presented 
this Spring by University Extension and the Latin American Center. 



Marginalia 

Sometimes what is written in the margins proves more interesting than the text it embellishes. In 
the stacks of the Research Library is an elegant set of the second edition of the four-volume The Sew 
Foundling Hospital for Wit (London, 1768—71), to which such writers as Akenside, Chesterfield, 
Churchill, and Wilkes are known to have contributed. Our set once belonged to Maria Philips, and she 
forebore to fill in the many blanks left among the political allusions. In fact, very few manuscript addi- 
tions appear until we reach page 159 of volume III. On this and the next page are printed the verses of 
"The Review. Written in the Year 1719; and never before printed." Here a contemporary hand has written 
in, "by L Chesterfield." The poem, with the manuscript additions and corrections, reads as follows: 

I. 



Serene the morn, the season fine, 
Great G advancing on the plain, 

To view his host, and concubine, 
The goodly blessings of his reign; 



George 

To view his troops 

The glorious blessings 



CHORUS 

The trumpets sound, 
The coursers bound, 
The field all blaz'd with arms: 
His Trojans true, 
Their tacticks shew, 
And Helen shews her charms. 



II. 



The gods of war, and love, bv turns, 

Preside upon his phiz; 
One while you think for war he burns, 

Another while for Miss. 



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III. 



You think, when he surveys his men, 
He'd waste the world for fame; 

And that he'd people it again, 
When he surveys the dame. 



You'd think he'd waste the world for fame 
To see him view his valiant men 

To see him view his wanton Dame 
You' d think he' d people it again 



IV. 

But all is farce, and nothing more, But 'tis all farce 

This am'rous martial wight 
Age won't allow t'enjoy his whore, 

Nor courage let him fight. 

No other poem in these volumes is treated in such a fashion. The writing is not Maria Philips 's- 
indeed, the fashion in which the corrections have been made remind one more of the loving care of an 
author than the attentions of a critic. The bibliographies of Lord Chesterfield's writings make no 
reference to this poem; did he really write this? Who made the emendations? There is a mystery here. 

R.C. 



UCLA Library Publications in Print 

The Library publications in the following list may be obtained at the Library Card Window in the 
Research Library or, by mail, from the Gifts and Exchange Section, University Library, University of 
California, Los Angeles, California 90024. Requests should be accompanied by payment for the amount 
due, plus sales tax for California purchasers. Checks should be made payable to The Regents of the 
University of California. 

California. University. Los Angeles. Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library. Periodical and 
Serial Holdings. Second edition. 1969. 295 pages. $5.00. 

Dixon, Elizabeth I., compiler. The Oral History Program at L'CLA: A Bibliography. 1966. 30 pages. 
SI. 00. 

Dudley, Miriam Sue. Chicano Library Program. (UCLA Library Occasional Paper number 17.) 1970. 
85 pages, 16 illustrations. $2.00. 

Gullans, Charles B. A Checklist of Trade Bindings Designed by Margaret Armstrong. (UCLA Library 
Occasional Paper number 16.) 1968. 37 pages, 7 illustrations. $1.00. 

Hartzell, James, and Richard Zumwinkle, compilers. Kenneth Rexroth: A Checklist of His Published 

Writings. Foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell. Friends of the UCLA Library, 1967. 67 pages, 10 

illustrations. $2.00. 

/ 
Morachevskii, N.I. Guide to the M.E. Saltykov-Shchedrin State Public Library, Leningrad. Translated 

from the Russian by Raymond H. Fisher. (UCLA Library Occasional Paper number 14.) 1963. 48 

pages. $1.00. 

Morgan, Paul. The Bodleian Library and Its Friends: Catalogue of mi Exhibition Held 1969-19~0. Pre- 
face by Robert Shackleton. Oxford: Bodleian Library, 1969. 88 pages, 27 illustrations. $2.50. 



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O'Malley, CD., and Martha Teach Gnudi, compilers. The John A. Benjamin Collection of Medical His- 
tory: Catalogue & First Supplement. Second Printing, 1968. 56 & 9 pages. Second Supplement. 
1968. 8 pages. SI. 00. 

Revitt, Paul J., compiler. The George Pullen Jackson Collection of Southern Hymnody: a Bibliography. 
(UCLA Library Occasional Paper number 13.) 1964. 26 pages. $1.00. 

Smith, David R., compiler. Jack Benny Checklist: Radio, Television, Motion Pictures, Books and Articles. 
1970. 33 pag es - S 1 - 00 - 

Smith, David R., compiler. The Monitor & the Merrimac: A Bibliography. (UCLA Library Occasional 
Paper number 15.) 1968. 35 pages, 12 illustrations. Si. 00. 

Thrower, Norman J.W. Captain James Cook & His Voyages of Discovery in the Pacific: An Essay. 1970. 
12 pages, 17 illustrations. $2.00. 

Vogler, Richard A. An Oliver Twist Exhibition: A Memento for the Dickens Centennial, 1970: An Essay. 
1970. 16 pages, 10 illustrations. $1.00. 



Staff Publications 

Janet Ziegler's "Bibliographies sur la seconde guerre mondiale" has been published in the January 
issue of the Revue d'histoire de It: deuxieme guerre mondiale. This contribution supplements her bib- 
liography published in the Revue in 1966. 

Thomas Parker describes an encounter in 1850 between Comanches and mounted Army infantry in 
"Death in the Chaparral," in the March issue of Westerner. 

Charlotte Georgi is a co-editor of Statistics Sources, the third edition of which has been announced 
for publication by the Gale Research Company. 

Acquisitions in Microform 

The following items have been received on microfilm: 

Chicago Daily Defender (including former titles ( it\ Defender, 1909-1921, and National Defender, 
1921-1956), a Negro newspaper, from 1909 to 1969, on 185 reels. 

El Wereurm, of Santiago, Chile, from 1914 to 1943, on 76 reels. 

Sichibei Times, of San Francisco, a Japanese-American newspaper, from 1957 to 1961, on ten reels. 

Hollywood Sow (sometimes called Anti-Nazi News and News of the World), volumes 1-4, from 1936 
to 1940, on one reel. 

Spanish (en eminent Publications after July 17, 1936, by James Bennett Childs, six volumes, on six reels. 

S.M. 



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of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 90024. 
Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Page Ackerman, Robert Collison, James Cox, 
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'Brazil: Land of Contrasts' 

"Brazil: Land of Contrasts," the exhibition on display in the lobby of the University Research Li- 
brary until May 4, was mounted as part of this year's Project Brazil. Reflecting the interdisciplinary 
orientation of the Project, the exhibition presents a variety of library materials — books, manuscripts, en- 
gravings, photographs, and maps — in a series of contrasts designed to illustrate the richness and variety 
of Brazilian culture. 







Dancing the Batuque in Sao Paulo, an engraving in volume one of 
Reise in Brasilien (Munich, 1823), by Spix and Martius. 

The highlight of the display, provided by the section on historical contrasts which traces Brazil's 
progress from colony through empire to republic, features a collection of original manuscript documents 
never before on public view in this country. The twelve pieces —letters, decrees, and one essay —bear 
the signatures of nine men who contributed to Brazilian development from the middle of the eighteenth 
century to the early years of this century: King Jose' I and King Joao VI of Portugal, Emperors Pedro I 
and Pedro II of Brazil, Presidents Deodoro da Fonseca and Floriano Peixoto, statesmen Jose Bonifacio 
and the Baron of Rio Branco, and the pioneer of aviation, Santos Dumont. These documents are on loan 



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from the David Carneiro Museum in Curitiba, Parana', Brazil. (Professor Carneiro lectured at UCLA in the 
spring of 1966 and has maintained close ties with the University since then.) 

The remaining areas of contrast, general, geographic, ethnic and literary, and a section on the trans- 
fer of the national capitol from Bahia to Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia, are shown in displays of materials 
selected primarily from the UCLA collections and augmented by items on loan from E. Bradford Burns, 
Professor of History, and Marion A. Zeitlin, Emeritus Professor of Spanish and Portuguese. Professor 
Burns is the Coordinator of Project Brazil, sponsored by the Latin American Center, and also of the Uni- 
versity Extension lecture series, "Brazil: Titan in Transition," which is being offered this quarter. Works 
by the participants in the lecture series are represented in the exhibit. 

L. L. 



Rare Materials from the American Antiquarian Society to be Displayed 

An exhibition of 275 rare and historically important early American books, manuscripts, maps, prints, 
and newspapers from the library of the American Antiquarian Society, of Worcester, Massachusetts, will 
be displayed from May 8 to June 12 (Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) in the new quarters of the De- 
partment of Special Collections in the University Research Library. A complementary exhibition of mate- 
rials from the Department of Special Collections will be mounted at the same time in the Research Library 
lobby. The AAS exhibition, entitled "A Society's Chief Joys," has previously been shown at the Grolier 
Club in New York and at the Newberry Library in Chicago. 

The exhibition will be opened officially on Friday evening, May 7, with a reception and buffet supper, 
and a program, to be held in the Research Library under joint sponsorship of the Friends of the UCLA Li- 
brary and the Council of the American Antiquarian Society. Marcus A. McCorison, Director and Librarian 
of the AAS. will speak on the Society and its collections. He will be introduced by Ray Allen Billington. 

All Library staff and the staff and faculty of the University are cordially invited to attend. Informa- 
tion about reservations may be obtained from Mrs. Marian Ellithorpe, Technical Services Department, Re- 
search Library (telephone 825-3942). 

Medical History Materials Are Exhibited in the Biomedical Library 

To mark the occasion of the C. D. O'Malley International Symposium on the History 7 of Medicine in 
England in the Seventeenth Century, held at UCLA on March 30 to April 1, the Biomedical Library has 
prepared an exhibition on "Andreas Yesalius of Brussels, 1514-1564," on display inside and outside the 
Library on the first floor of the Center for Health Sciences. The panels for the exhibition had first been 
prepared in 1964 in consultation with the late Professor O'Malley. and the present book exhibit was 
mounted for this occasion by Julia Hawkes, of the History Division of the Biomedical Library. 

On the fourth floor of the Biomedical Library "The Writings of C. D. O'Malley," an exhibit prepared 
by the Library trainees, is being presented. Both exhibits will remain on display until May 5. 

The Symposium, sponsored by the Department of Medical History at UCLA and supported by the Josiah 
Macy, Jr., Foundation and the Clark Library, brought together medical history scholars from throughout 
the United States and England. Robert Yosper welcomed the participants in his introductory remarks. 



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Gold Shield Initiates Support of the Oral History Program 

Gold Shield, one of UCLA's pioneer service and support groups, has launched an effort to support the 
Oral History Program with financial backing and volunteer aid. The alumnae service honor society has 
established the Gold Shield Oral History Fund through the UCLA Foundation, with an initial grant of 
$3000. Mrs. Andrew Hamilton, President of Gold Shield, was informed by Donald Bowman, Executive Di- 
rector of the Alumni Association, that he would give first priority to a contribution of matching funds from 
the UCLA Foundation after June 30, 1971. Support of the project was voted by Gold Shield as a logical 
extension of its sponsorship last year of the publication of UCLA on the Move, a written and pictorial 
history 7 of the University. 

Members of Gold Shield with academic training in history and related fields have volunteered to take 
special training to enable them to conduct interviews for the Oral History Program. Other members have 
volunteered typing and editing services. James V. Mink, Director of the Oral History Program, has attended 
a Gold Shield membership meeting to explain the program and to present taped excerpts of completed inter- 
views. 

Mrs. Malcolm Winans is coordinator of the Gold Shield Oral History Program, and efforts to raise ad- 
ditional funds through donations from alumni and others in the community are being coordinated by Miss 
Ann Sumner. Several individual contributions and pledges have already been made in memory of Mrs. Ed- 
ward A. Dickson, widow of the Regent and herself a long-time supporter of the University. 

Mrs. Anne Berkovitz 
Gold Shield 

(Mr. Mink reports that additional funding, in the amount of S1000 from research funds, will be provided 
by Neil H. Jacoby, Professor of Business Economics and Policy, and Dean of the Graduate School of 
Business Administration from 1948 to 1968, toward the preparation of an oral history of the School, the 
interviewing stage of which is already in progress.) 



Awards Program for Student Book Collection Competitions 

Our readers are cordially invited to attend the awards program for the 1971 Robert B. Campbell Stu- 
dent Book Collection Competitions, to be held on May 12 at 2 p.m. in the Department of Special Collec- 
tions exhibition room. Floor A of the University Research Library. Robert Kinsman, Associate Dean of 
the Graduate Division, will be the principal speaker, to be followed by the announcement of contest win- 
ners by the judges. Afterwards, guests will have an opportunity to meet the student contestants, examine 
displays of the book collections, and have coffee and refreshments. 



Clark Library Seminar on Seventeenth-Century Drama 

The third Clark Library Invitational Seminar of this academic year was held on Saturday, March 13. 
with discussion centering on "French and English Drama of the Seventeenth Century." Eugene M. Waith, 
Professor of English at Yale University, read a paper on "Tears of Magnanimity in Otway and Racine," 
and Judd D. Hubert, Professor of French at the University's Irvine campus, spoke of French drama "From 
Corneille to Moliere: The Metaphor of Value." The meeting was moderated by Henry Goodman, Professor 
of Theater Arts at UCLA. 

An exhibition of first and early editions of the works of Corneille, Racine, and Moliere was mounted 
from the Clark Library's collection of French literature, together with contemporary English translations 
and adaptations of French dramatists. 



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John Henry Nash: A Centenary Celebration 

The centenary of the birth of the San Francisco printer, John Henry Nash (1871-1947), was celebrated 
at the Clark Library by a meeting on the evening of March 11 sponsored by the Rounce & Coffin Club of 
Los Angeles. A talk on the career and achievements of Nash, illustrated with slides, was presented by 
Robert D. Harlan, Associate Professor of Librarianship on the Berkeley campus, and the author of John 
Henry Nash: Biography of a Career, published last year by the University of California Press. 

A special exhibition was prepared for the occasion from the Clark Library's Nash collection. It in- 
cluded a complete set of the library catalogues and gift books printed for William Andrews Clark, Jr., who 
was Nash's chief patron for many years. 



Preconference on Rare Books and Manuscripts 

The Rare Books Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries of the American Library 
Association will hold its annual Preconference in Austin, Texas, on June 17 to 19, just prior to the Amer- 
ican Library Association Conference to be held in Dallas the week of June 21. The general theme of the 
Preconference, "The Interdependence of Rare Books and Manuscripts," will be considered in the areas of 
training and organization, and three scholars will comment from the point of view of the "consumer." 
Robert Vosper, University Librarian and Director of the Clark Library, will serve as moderator and present 
the leading paper in the session which will discuss the training of rare book and special collections li- 
brarians. William Conway, Librarian of the Clark Library, is Chairman of the Program Committee. 

Descriptive brochures giving details of the program and information regarding accommodations may 
be obtained from Mr. Conway at the Clark Library. Registration will be limited to the first 200 persons 
submitting applications. 



A Bookshop in the Earthquake 

Northridge bookseller Gregory Paul's April catalog (number 26) is entitled Earthquake Special. As 
a foreword, Mr. Paul writes: 

Nature's alarm clock woke us up at 6 A.M. on Feb. 9 —and for some 8 minutes we shook helplessly 
while the Calif, earthquake and its aftershocks rocked the floors and walls of our home. No coffee 
was needed that morning to bring us to a complete if bewildered state of wakefulness. Located as 
we are very close to the epicenter of the quake we suffered devastating damage and are only now 
getting somewhat reorganized. 

At this time, perhaps it would be more appropriate for us to issue a catalog listing the many books 
and pamphlets we have pertaining to Quakers and Shakers but we can't get to them for a while. Well 
over 50,000 books fell to the floor and a mad melange of assorted books and shelving lay three feet 
deep everywhere. All of our shelving was shattered and broken and will need to be replaced or re- 
built—self-standing steel shelving was bent beyond salvage and all wooden bookcases broken. 

Despite all this, Mr. Paul promises that "we will carry on with 'business as usual' more or less as 
best we can." 

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friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: William E. Conway, James R. Cox, 
Janice Koyama, Ludwig Lauerhass, James V. Mink, Wilbur J. Smith. 



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'A Society's Chief Joys'— and 'A Western Reflection' 

A display of 278 rare and historically important early American books, manuscripts, maps, prints, 
and newspapers, from the library of the American Antiquarian Society, in Worcester, Massachusetts, is 
on exhibit through June 12 in the new quarters of the Department of Special Collections on Floor A of 
the University Research Library and in three cases on the first floor. Materials in the collection were 
produced between 1640 and 1877 and are described in a catalogue, ,4 Society's Chief joys, issued by 
the Society for its first traveling exhibition, which has also been shown at the Grolier Club in New 
York and the Newberry Library in Chicago. The items range from the first book printed in the American 
colonies, The Bay Psalm Book, of 1640, to the earliest editions of fiction, cookery, magic, children's 
books, drama, dancing, hunting and fishing, aviation, medicine, printing, religion, and transportation. 



The American Antiquarian Society is a national research library of early American history founded 
in 1812 by Isaiah Thomas, the most distinguished editor-printer-publisher and collector of his generation. 



22 UCLA Librarian 

As one of the largest private libraries in the world, its broad mission is to collect and preserve the 
printed record of this country's early years and to make these materials available for study. 

The exhibition includes examples designed to show the breadth of coverage and depth of holdings 
of the Society's library. Among the choice items on display are Richard Mather's manuscript of The 
Cambridge Platform, 1649; the first printing of the Constitution for South Carolina, 1777; The Adven- 
tures of Colonel Daniel Boone, 1786; Mad Anthony Wayne's journal of his last campaign in 1794 against 
the Western Indians; Pamela, 1742, Benjamin Franklin's printing of the first novel published in America; 
Hodder's Arithmetick, or, that Necessary Art Made Most Easy, 1719, the first American arithmetic book; 
The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes, 1775; Hocus Pocus, 1795, the first American book on magic; 
God's Terrible Voice, 1668, the first medical book published in this country; Blanchard's Journal of 
Aly Forty-Fifth Ascension, 1793, the earliest American book on aviation; Specimen of Printing Types, 
1812, the first book of American-cast types; The Compleat Housewife, 1742, the first American cook- 
book; and The Husbandman' s Magazene , 1718, the first book on animal husbandry printed in America. 

On display in the Research Library lobby, complementing the Antiquarian Society exhibition, is a 
"western reflection" of the Society's chief joys, a selection of rare materials from the Department of 
Special Collections. Included are the English first editions of some of the American editions shown in 
the AAS exhibition, such as the English editions of children's books or of some of James Fenimore 
Cooper's novels, and materials on English pastimes, to contrast with the Society's materials on Ameri- 
can pastimes. California local history items are displayed, complementing the Society's emphasis on 
the East and Midwest. American southern hymnbooks and English song books are also shown. 

On May 7 the Friends of the UCLA Library and the Council of the American Antiquarian Society 
jointly sponsored a reception, buffet supper, and program in the Research Library. Marcus A. McCorison, 
Director and Librarian of the AAS, spoke on the Society and its collections. He was introduced by Ray 
Allen Billington. 

The AAS exhibition was selected and arranged by Mr. McCorison, in cooperation with UCLA Library 
staff members and the Friends of the UCLA Library. The principal portion, in the Department of Special 
Collections on Floor A of the Research Library, may be viewed between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday- 
through Saturday. Copies of the exhibition catalogue may be purchased at the Library Card Window for 
$10.00 (tax included). 

J.R.C. 

Grant for the Center for Information Services Is Renewed 

The National Science Foundation has accepted the joint proposal of the Campus Computing Network, 
the Institute of Library Research, and the University Library for continued funding of the Center for In- 
formation Services project. The developmental phase will last through June, 1972, during which the 
major activity will be the programming of a prototype CIS information-processing system by the CCN-CIS 
group. Principal Investigator of the project is now William B. Kehl, Director of CCN; Co-Investigators 
are Robert Vosper, University Librarian, Harold Borko, Professor of Library Service, and Robert L. 
Carmichael, Manager of the Institute of Library Research. The Library's role will be to consolidate 
last year's progress by designing and refining the procedures for acquiring, cataloging, and servicing 
computerized data files. Certain test cases of particular importance, such as the 1970 Census and the 
U.S. Office of Education ERIC files, will be reported in these pages as appropriate. 

P. G. W. 



May, 1971 23 



Seminar at the Clark Library 

"Changing Taste in Eighteenth-Century Art and Literature" was the topic discussed at a Clark 
Library Invitational Seminar on April IT 7 . Professor Robert E. Moore, Chairman of the Department of 
English at the University of Minnesota, presented a detailed study, illustrated by numerous slides, of 
the art of Piranesi. Particular attention was given to Piranesi's drawings of Roman antiquities as they 
were in the eighteenth century, and his reconstructions based on archeological researches reinforced by 
his architectural training. The popularity of Piranesi had much to do with the taste for "ruins" in Eng- 
lish landscape architecture of that period. 

Jean H. Hagstrum, Professor of English and Humanities at Northwestern University, read a paper 
on " 'Such, Such Were the Joys': The Boyhood of the Man of Feeling," in which he analyzed the views 
of childhood reflected in the poetry of Blake, Coleridge, and Wordsworth, in the "sentimental" novels of 
Henry Mackenzie (The Man of Feeling), William Beckford (Vatbek), and Goethe (The Sorrows of Werther), 
and in Rousseau's Confessions . 

W.E.C. 



Notes on Library Publications 

The Friends of the UCLA Library have published the Catalogue of the Incunabula in the Elmer Belt 
Library of Vinciana, compiled by Frances L. Finger, Librarian of the Belt Library. Publication of a 
limited edition handsomely printed by the Ward Ritchie Press was made possible by the generous gifts 
of friends of Dr. Elmer Belt, the donor of the extensive collection on Leonardo da Vinci now housed at 
UCLA. For each of the fifteenth-century printed books in the Library, Miss Finger has provided the 
collation, transcriptions of title and colophon, bibliographical citations, a description of the copy in 
hand, notes on the edition and any special features of the work, and a commentary on its connection 
with Leonardo. Copies of a separate printing issued by the Ward Ritchie Press may be purchased at 
$15.00 from the publisher, 3044 Riverside Drive. Los Angeles, California 90039. 

Serials Currently Received at UCLA, as of July 1, 1970, has been published in two volumes. Titles 
of serials, locations, call numbers, and cross references are provided for some 35,000 entries. This pre- 
liminary edition does not include information on extent of holdings, nor does it list newspapers or govern- 
ment documents housed in the documents collection of the Public Affairs Service. Copies of the set may 
be purchased at $20.00 (checks to be made payable to The Regents of the University of California) from 
the Serials Department, Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles 90024. 

Audree Malkin, Theater Arts Librarian, has compiled a Checklist of Motion Picture Screenplays, 
listing alphabetically 1044 unpublished scripts housed in the Theater Arts collection of the Department 
of Special Collections. Entries provide title, studio, and year. Free copies are available upon request 
from the Theater Arts Reading Room in the University Research Library. 

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library has published Charles Dickens and George Cruiksbanh 
papers read at a Clark Library Seminar last year by J. Hillis Miller, Professor of English at Johns Hopkins 
University, and David Borowitz, of Chicago, collector of Cruikshank materials. The Seminar's moderator, 
Ada B. Nisbet, Professor of English at UCLA, has provided an Introduction. Copies are available on c< - 
quest from the Clark Library, 2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles 90018. 

The annual Report of the University Librarian to (he Chancellor will not be published for 1969/70; 
instead, a combined report is planned for the 1969/70 and 1970/71 biennium. 



24 UCLA Librarian 



Acquisitions in Microform and Photocopy 

Ernest Hemingway in High School, writings by and about Hemingway in the publications of Oak 
Park and River Forest High School, 1916-1919, has been acquired on microfilm. Also obtained on film 
are the Branch Files, 1913 to 1939, of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association for the Ad- 
vancement of Colored People, and the FSM Papers, unpublished documents and ephemera on the Free 
Speech Movement on the Berkeley campus in 1964, compiled by the Independent Socialist Press. 

Serials acquired on microfilm include two Los Angeles Japanese-language daily newspapers, Kashu 
Mainichi for 1931 to 1968 on 94 reels and Rafu Shimpo for 1964 to 1969 on 30 reels; the Burma Sews, 
published by the Burma Baptist Missionary Fellowship, volumes 1 — 78, 1885 to 1965, on 7 reels; and the 
UCLA Daily Bruin, 1915 to 1969, on 53 reels. 

The U.S. Work Projects Administration, Pennsylvania, Report of Philadelphia Real Property Survey, 
2 54: Colored Housing, volumes 1 — 3, has been acquired in photocopy. 

S. M. 



Staff Publications and Activities 

Nelson Gilman's article on "The Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library Service" has been 
published in both the Journal of the Southern California Dental Association, for January, and the 
Bulletin of the Los Angeles County Medical Association , for December 17. 

Richard Hudson has written on "The Zarahanda and Zarahanda Francese in Italian Guitar Music of 
the Early 17th Century" for the 1970 volume of Musica Disciplina . 

J. M. Edelstein's review of The Obituary Book, by Alden Whitman, has been published in the March 
20 issue of The New Republic. 

Robert Vosper served as chairman of one of the sessions of an international symposium on library 
science which was convened in Sweden last month in honor of the 350th anniversary of the Uppsala 
University Library. 

Lawrence Clark Powell was the subject of the Annual Tribute Luncheon to Los Angeles Authors, 
sponsored on April 19 by the Los Angeles Library Association. 

Everett Moore has recently been elected vice president of the Zamorano Club and vice president of 
the Freedom to Read Foundation. 

Shimeon Brisman's assistance has been acknowledged in the following books: Micha Yosef Berdi- 
chawsky: A Bibliography (Tel-Aviv, 1970), by Dan Almagor and Samuel Fishman; The Hoaxers: Plain 
Liars, Fancy Liars, and Damned Liars (Boston, 1970), by Morris Kominsky; and Bach: Rabbi Joel Sirkes, 
His Life, Works, and Times (Jerusalem, 1971), by Elijah Judah Schochet. 



UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: William E. Conway, Donald Coombs, 
James R. Cox, Samuel Margolis, Peter G. Watson. 



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June, 1971 



'La Reforma,' Spanish-Language News in Early Los Angeles 

Copies of a Los Angeles Spanish-language semiweekly newspaper, La Reforma, for September to 
December, 1877, have been presented to the Department of Special Collections by Miss Annita Delano, 

Emeritus Professor of Art. The paper was founded by Eulogio De 
Celis, who came to California from Castile with his brothers, Pastor, 
who started another paper, and Juan, who became a rancher. In 
1846 Eulogio purchased the lands of the San Fernando Mission, es- 
sentially the entire valley floor, for $14,000 from Pio Pico. (Pico 
had secularized the Church land to liquidate debts, and he later 
used much of the sale money fighting California's union with the 
United States.) Economic problems later caused Eulogio De Celis 
to sell the land to the new American real estate and railroad inter- 
ests. There is still a street in the San Fernando Valley named af- 
ter the family. 

Each issue of La Reforma, a political, literary, and news per- 
iodical, was four pages long, with a running serial taking up the 
front page. For the period of our holdings, the stories are Jules 
Verne's "A Drama in the Air" and Alexandre Dumas's "Wolf Man." 
The rest of the paper is made up of local news and advertisements 
(teeth would be pulled at the barber's for $1.00), and De Celis's 
editorials and items of note. Reporting on the punch-out between 
another paper's editor and a Republican candidate who accused the 
editor of "vile and calumnious remarks" in a street brawl, De Celis 
advised all those with shotguns and cannons for sale to trot them 
out as the editor had steamed off vowing revenge after being floored 
by the politician. He also reported the reappearance of a recently 
deceased Angeleno and traced the path that the ghost, "dressed 
very fashionably," had walked, and at another time stated that 
"yesterday there was no news, but a lot of dust." 

De Celis gleaned items from European and American newspapers and journals and, interestingly 
enough, the Scientific American, from which he detailed the discovery of the second moon of Mars. He 
reported sorrowfully of Indian atrocities to Americans in the area of Las Vegas, and he recorded the ar- 
rival of some of the first eucalyptus trees from Australia, 200,000 saplings for the railroads. La Reforma 
furnished local news and commentary, and a view of historic events as seen by the editor of a newssheet 
in a small and remote town. 




Eulogio De Celis 



G. C. 



26 UCLA Librarian 



Western Books Exhibition in the Research Library 

The annual Western Books Exhibition, the thirtieth in the series sponsored by the Rounce & Coffin 
Club of Los Angeles, will be displayed in the Research Library from June 14 through July 2. The books 
have been chosen as the best examples of excellence in printing design, typography, and manufacture pro- 
duced in the Western states during 1970. The standards for selection include the appropriate design of 
all elements of the book, the quality of craftsmanship, the selection and use of type, presswork, and paper, 
and the binding design and workmanship. 

A jury composed of the membership of the Rounce & Coffin Club selected 47 books for exhibition 
from the nearly 150 candidates. Copies of the catalogue of the exhibition, designed by Adrian Wilson, 
will be sold at the Library Card Window in the Research Library for $1.00, tax included (checks to be 
made payable to The Regents of the University of California). 

J.R.C. 



Books from Professor O'Malley's Library 

Dr. Robert Moes has presented to the Biomedical Library, in memory of the late Professor C. D. 
O'Malley, a book which Professor O'Malley gave him in 1954. The book is The Hand: Its Mechanism and 
Vital Endowments as Evincing Design (second edition, London, William Pickering, 1833), by Sir Charles 
Bell (1774-1842), a distinguished British anatomist, physiologist, and neurologist who illustrated his 
books with his own beautiful drawings. This work, written as one of the "Bridgewater treatises on the 
power, wisdom, and goodness of God as manifested in the creation," soon became a classic on the mech- 
anisms, the anatomy, and the comparative anatomy of the hand, proceeding through nine editions within 
fifty years. The present copy, in fine state, bears an armorial coat-of-arms in gold on its front cover. 

Laid in the volume is the accompanying letter of presentation, and on the half-title, signed "O'M," 
is a penciled annotation, "Sold to me as first edition, by whom I do not know. Only recently have I noticed 
that this is the second edition. Curiously, although the book has Pickering's imprint, it is not listed in 
Geoffrey Keynes' bibliography of Pickering." 

The History and Special Collections Department of the Biomedical Library has been enriched by the 
acquisition of some 580 volumes from Professor O'Malley's library. These volumes include many refer- 
ence works and other supporting materials for teaching and research in medical history, particularly out- 
of-print works of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as some 32 early imprints. This 
important acquisition was facilitated by the generous provision of three-fourths of the purchase price from 
the Josiah Macy, Jr., Foundation fellowship support funds through the Medical History Department and 
from the University Librarian's opportunity funds, the remainder being met by the Barlow Endowment Fund. 

The books, marked by a special bookplate, will be integrated into the collection. Thus, in addition 
to the significant gifts he made to the Biomedical Library, Professor O'Malley's deep and wide-ranging 
bibliographical interests will be represented by works that were his daily companions in research. Com- 
plementing these materials are his personal working files, card indexes, microfilms , and medical histori- 
cal slides and photographs, an archive of considerable value to future medical historians, which Mrs. 
Frances O'Malley has presented to the Biomedical Library. 

M. G. 



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Winners of Student Book Collection Competitions Are Announced 

First prize in the 1971 Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection Competitions went to Jerrold 
Stanoff, graduate student in History, for his collection of both rare and modern works entitled "Four Hun- 
dred Year Affair: Westerners in Japan." (Mr. Stanoff had won first prize as an undergraduate entrant in 
1969 with his collection of Lafcadio Hearn, and went on to win first place in the national Amy Loveman 
Awards contest for undergraduate winners at colleges throughout the country.) A student in the Graduate 
School of Library Service, Kenneth Karmiole, took second place with his library of "Critics of Christian 
Science," and an undergraduate second prize was won by Patricia O'Keefe, a senior in Anthropology, for 
her collection on Sufism. Franklin Spellman, graduate student in English, was the third-place winner for 
his collection of first editions, both English and American, of Lord Dunsany's poetry, plays, novels, short 
stories, and essays. 

Special awards were also presented to Elliott Mittler, Business Administration graduate student, for 
his first editions of books by Surrealists in Paris in the 1930's, and to Sorour Soroudi, graduate student 
in Near Eastern Languages, for his collection on "Persian Poetry in Transition." 

Judges for the competitions this year were Mrs. Edward Heller, a Regent of the University, Profes- 
sor Robert Kinsman, Associate Dean of the Graduate Division at UCLA, and William Longstreth, Profes- 
sor of English at Los Angeles Harbor College. Prizes were provided by the Friends of the UCLA Library 
and by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell, and the special awards were supported by the Graduate Students 
Association and the Library Staff Association. 

J.K. 



Clark Library Summer Fellowships 

The Clark Library Summer Fellowship program for 1971 will open on June 28, with six Fellows par- 
ticipating in research on the subject of "Mid-Seventeenth-Century English Poetry Exclusive of Milton." 
The Director of the program is Philip R. Wikelund, Professor of English at Indiana University, Appoint- 
ments to the fellowships were made by the Clark Library Program subcommittee, composed of Professors 
Hugh Dick and Earl Miner, Department of English, Ralph Rice, School of Law, and Norman J. W. Thrower, 
Department of Geography. 

The successful applicants and their areas of research are: Charles C. Doyle, Assistant Professor 
of English at the University of Southern California (A Study of the Cartwright Circle); Miss Achsah Guib- 
bory, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (Verse Burlesques 
of the Classics); Satendra Khanna, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Michigan (Poetry 
of Charles Cotton); Richard V. LeClercq, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin 
(Two Worlds in Seventeenth-Century Poetry: Conflict and Resolution); Michael A. Seidel, Assistant Pro- 
fessor of English at Yale University (Theory and Practice of Restoration Public Poetry and Verse Narra- 
tive Satire); and Steven N. Zwicker, Assistant Professor of English at Washington University, St. Louis 
(Political Uses of Sacred History in Royalist and Puritan Verse from the Beginning of the Civil War to 
the Restoration). 



Business Administration Library Becomes Management Library 

The Business Administration Library at UCLA will henceforth be known as the Management Library, 
to accord with the recent change of name of the Graduate School of Business Administration to the Grad- 
uate School of Management. 



28 UCLA Librarian 



Publications and Activities 

Lawrence Clark Powell, who has just completed a term as professor in residence at the University 
of Arizona, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree at commencement ceremonies last month 
at that university. 

Charlotte Georgi is a co-editor, with Paul Wasserman, Betsy Ann Olive, Eleanor Allen, and James 
Way, of the Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, in two volumes (Gale Research Company, 1971). 

Anthony Hall has contributed a chapter on "Library Automation at UCLA" to the Reader in Library 
Services and the Computer, edited by Louis Kaplan (Washington, D.C.: NCR Microcard Editions, 1971). 

Janet Ziegler has compiled World War II: Books in English, 1945-1965 , a classified listing of more 
than 4500 items. It has been published, with a Preface by Robert Vosper, as volume forty-five in the 
Hoover Bibliographical Series, issued by the Hoover Institution Press at Stanford University. 



Acknowledgments 

Professor Ladislao Reti, the eminent Leonardo scholar and historian of technology now retired from 
UCLA and living in Italy, has sent us reprints of two of his recent articles. From the February 1971 issue 
of Scientific American is his "Leonardo on Bearings and Gears," which contains this concluding advice: 
"Those who wish to look into the matter further can do so in extensive collections of Vinciana in the U.S., 
particularly . . . the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana at the University of California at Los Angeles, which 
contains probably the most complete assemblage of writings by and about Leonardo in the world . . ." 

The April 1970 issue of Technology and Culture contains his article on "The Double-Acting Principle 
in East and West," in which he makes use of UCLA's so-called Bonino Manuscript, and in which he refers 
to the forthcoming facsimile edition of Agostino Ramelli by Martha Teach Gnudi, Librarian of the History 
and Special Collections Division of the Biomedical Library, and Eugene S. Ferguson. 



UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other friends 
of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 90024. 
Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: George Chacon, William E. Conway, James R. 
Cox, Martha Gnudi, Janice Koyama, Robert Vosper. 



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University Research Library, Units I and II 

In August 1964 we moved the greater part of our central library functions from the former Main Library 
(now the Powell Library) into the first unit of the University Research Library. The Oriental Library, 
Public Affairs Service, Special Collections all had to remain behind until the second unit could be built. 
This month we virtually completed the move of the Department of Special Collections into its new quar- 
ters in that second unit — the last of the three departments to be moved into URL. 

The picture at the top shows how Unit I of the Research Library and its surrounding area looked in 
1964. The enlarged building is shown below. The seven-years' maturing of the landscaping is strikingly 
evident in the later picture. The undeveloped area to the right of the Library in the earlier picture has 
now become the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, obscured in the later picture by the good-sized trees 
in the foreground. 



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The Department of Special Collections Moves to the Research Library 

Thev were the best of plans, but a number of delays put off for some six months the move of the De- 
partment of Special Collections to the University Research Library. Now the plans have at last come to 
fruition, and we are pleased to announce that, after a three-week period of chaos and exertion, the Depart- 
ment is happily ensconced in new quarters on Floor A of the Research Library, where it will open for bus- 
iness on August 9. The change of address entailed the moving of the better part of 100,000 rare books, 
and all of the accoutrements of the Department, such as furniture, catalog trays, and a miscellaneous lot 
of materials impossible to classify. 

A few services of the Department remain in the Powell Library: the Archives Section and the Oral 
History Program, both under the direction of James V. Mink, and the Dissertation and Thesis Advisor, 
Mrs. Elizabeth Murray, will continue in their present quarters. 

B. W. 



Acquisition of a Major Japanese Newspaper 

(The following is from a letter to Che-hwei Lin, Asian-American Bibliographer, commenting on the 
Library's acquisition, from serial runs in the National Diet Library and Waseda University Library, of a 
major Tokyo general newspaper, Yorozu Choho, for the years 1892 to 1914, on 56 reels of microfilm. 
The newspaper has particular importance in Asian-American studies for its materials on certain groups 
of issei. Japanese immigrants, in Hawaii and California.) 

For some time I have hoped that an American library would purchase a copy of this important pa- 
per which constitutes a major source for all aspects of Meiji social and intellectual history. It 
is unfortunate that so few scholars in this country have recognized the significance of the Yorozu 
Choho. Not only was it the paper with the largest circulation in Japan at the turn of the centurv. 
but its staff included a high proportion of Japan's critical intellectual leaders. Among these 
were Uchimura Kanzo, the well-known Christian; Kotoku Shusui and Sakai Toshihiko, two of the 
central figures of the Japanese socialist movement; Taoka Reiun and Saito Ryoku-u, important 
literary figures — as well as lesser-known writers such as Matsui Matsuba and Oka Shigeki. the 
latter of whom settled down to a career of radical journalism in San Francisco. 

More important, at a time when national priorities within Japan emphasized military expansion 
at the cost of much-needed social reform, it was the Yorozu C.hTiho that championed the cause 
of the common man. Under the vigorous leadership of Kuroiwa Ruiko, a complex editor whose 
humanism was second only to his business sense, the paper challenged the government on a 
number of important issues. Among these was the celebrated Ashio Copper Mine "affair," Japan's 
first major pollution scandal, which showed the government only too willing to sacrifice the 
livelihoods of 300,000 farmers and fishermen for the copper it needed in preparation for the Russo- 
Japanese War. Social reform and pacifism were, in fact, the twin issues that united the Yorozu 
diverse staff, and the paper's valiant effort to stem the rising tide for war with Russia 
in 1903-04 represents one of the important dramas of Meiji history. For any student interested in 
the domestic side of Japan's emergence as an imperial power, the Yorozu Choho presents a rich 
new field for exploration. 

Fred G. Notehelfer 
Department of History 



July-August. 1971 31 

Exhibition on '2000 Years of Encyclopedias' 

The Research Library is exhibiting, until September 24. outstanding examples of the development of 
encyclopedias in the U'est, a display planned by Robert Collison with the intent of emphasizing the wealth 
of information to be found in encyclopedias. The items on display were chosen to illustrate the distinc- 
tive features employed in the various encyclopedias— dictionary or classified arrangement, brief or lengthy 
articles, and the simplicity or complexity of detail. The exhibit cases show volumes from sets in the Law 
Library, the Art Library, the Department of Special Collections, the Reference Department, and the Re- 
search Library stacks. 

The Biomedical Library has a complementary exhibit of Diderot's / • . . . pedie, which will be shown 
until August 20. 

M. G. 



College Library Trains Students in Reference Service 

During the Spring Quarter, the College Library was host to 42 students, all enrolled in the Reference 
course in the School of Library Service, who gained practical experience by working in the College Li- 
brary's Reference Section, in lieu of submitting a paper analyzing the reference needs of a particular sub- 
ject field. The service assignments included at least one hour each week of assistance to students and 
faculty at the Reference Desk, and additional time in selecting and processing new pamphlets and books, 
cataloging recordings, revising the filing of the Audio Room catalog, or working on exhibits. The students 
also assisted in revising and updating the College Library syllabus for the library skills program designed 
for high potential students. 

College Library staff members and the Library School students agreed that the service experience was 
of considerable mutual benefit. Student responses to a questionnaire revealed that most wished they had 
been able to work more hours at the Reference Desk than had been scheduled, and all felt the experience 
had provided a more realistic idea of reference work. 



Publications and Activities 

Donald Coombs has discussed problems of gift serials in the Information Exchange department ("Peer- 
ings into the Mouth of the Gift Horse") in the June issue of the Wilson Library Bulletin. 

Robert Collison's Dictionaries of English and Foreign Languages (the second edition of Dictionaries 
of Foreign Languages, 1945) has been issued bv the Hafner Publishing Companv. 

Mr. Collison addressed the annual meeting of the American Theological Library Association in June 
on the subject of abstracting services in philosophy and religion. 

Robert Vosper was the guest of honor and principal speaker at the annual dinner of the Cornell Uni- 
versity Library Associates on June 10. 

The Clark Library has published Sotrn Aspects of Eq i -\ England, papers read at a Clark 

Library Seminar in March. 19~0, by Professor J. H. Plumb, of Cambridge University ("Reason and Unreason 
in the Eighteenth Century: The English Experience"), and Professor Vinton A. Dearing, of UCLA ("A 
Walk through London with John Gay and a Run with Daniel Defoe"). Copies .ire available upon request 
from the Clark Library. 2520 Cimarron Street. Los Angeles. California 90018. 



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Librarian's Notes 

The United States Senate on July 15 confirmed President Nixon's fourteen nominees as the first mem- 
bers of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, which was established by Congress 
in 1970 to develop and recommend plans for the most effective use of the nation's library resources. The 
Commission stemmed from a report presented in 1968 by a temporary National Advisory Commission on 
Libraries that had been established in 1966 by President Johnson as the culmination of a sequence of 
major legislative acts supportive of libraries during his administration. This is a development long urged 
by interested librarians and friends of libraries who have felt the need for voice and direction at the high- 
est levels of government. 

The Chairman of the new Commission will be Dr. Frederick Burkhardt, President of the American 
Council of Learned Societies and an experienced defender of libraries. Other members are such influen- 
tial people as Mr. W. O. Baker, Vice-President of Research for Bell Telephone Laboratories, Mr. Alfred 
R. Zipf, Executive Vice-President of the Bank of America, President John G. Kemeny. of Dartmouth Col- 
lege, and Mr. Carlos A. Cuadra , Manager of the Library and Education Systems Department of the Systems 
Development Corporation in Santa Monica. 

In April of 1969 I had the pleasure of appearing before one of the key Congressional committees to 
give testimony in support of the bill to establish this permanent Commission. Speaking then in behalf of 
the Association of Research Libraries, I urged that such a Commission could rationalize and focus our 
present library efforts, legislative and practical. It could engage in continuous long-range planning, set- 
ting goals and road maps for the future. It could rise above the special needs of particular groups or par- 
ticular agencies, and thus with impartiality could see to the broad scope of public need. It could assist 
the Congress in designing new or remedial legislation, and it could help define the proper role of the sev- 
eral agencies and jurisdictions involved. I indicated further that the directors of academic libraries have 
long been convinced that we can effectively serve the world of scholarship only through wise national in- 
volvement and planning. Vt'e require a mechanism that will strengthen the best efforts of all of our libraries 
by establishing national goals and the wherewithal to achieve them. 

The Public Law establishing the new Commission has this initial statement of policy: "The Congress 
herebv affirms that librarv and information services adequate to meet the needs of the people of the United 
States are essential to achieve national goals and to utilize most effectively the Nation's educational re- 
sources and that the federal government will cooperate with state and local governments and public and 
private agencies in assuring optimum provision of such services." 

It is heartening— and even amazing— that in these difficult days, after years of careful efforts, we 
have finally been able to effect this major shift in the relationship between the federal government and 
library development. 

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The Biomedical Librarv. in its May list of R< < i >..' 1 It i rcs has expressed its gratitude to the 

Biological Science Students Section of the Graduate Student Association for the gift of $200.00 to the 
Library's book fund. Recent Iv published titles in the biological sciences have been obtained by means 
of this thoughtful gift. 

R. V. 

' ( LA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office. University of California Library, Los Angeles 
9002 t ! r: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: James Davis, Miki Goral, Everett Moore, 

Robert Vosper, Brooke Whiting. 



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'Alexander von Humboldt and the Exploration of the American West' 

An exhibition of illustrated panels depicting the life and work of Alexander von Humboldt (1769— 
1859) will be on view in the University Research Library from October 1 to October 31. The panels, 
compiled and designed by the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, Stuttgart, and made available 

through the courtesy of the government of the Federal Republic 
of Germany, will be supplemented with displays of books, maps, 
manuscripts, and other materials from the Library's collections 
and from the private library of Henry J. Bruman, Professor of 
Geography at UCLA. The role of explorers of the American 
West, such as John C. Fremont and Balduin Mollhausen, will 
be emphasized in these materials, as well as the great impetus 
given to scientific exploration by the example of Humboldt. 

Among the works being shown are books from the Robert 
Ernest Cowan Collection and the John Fiske Collection. Cowan 
(1862—1942), a bibliographer and bookseller who was the Libra- 
rian of the William Andrews Clark Library from 1919 to 1933, 
specialized in Western Americana and Californiana. UCLA 
purchased one of his two great collections, and the other went 
to the Bancroft Library on the Berkeley campus. 

Fiske (1842—1901), a philosopher and historian, was for a 
brief period Librarian at Harvard University. A gift of 7400 
volumes from his personal library was presented to UCLA by a 
group of prominent Angelenos in 1926. Among the items dis- 
played from this collection is a folio edition of Humboldt's Vues 
des Cordilleres et Monuments des Peuples Indigenes de V Amerique 
(Paris, 1810), with beautifully colored engravings and lithographs. 

Also on display is part of the new facsimile reproduction of Humboldt's Voyage aux Regions Equi- 
noxiales du Nouveau Continent (Paris, 1819), which is being issued by Plenum Publishing Company. 
The Department of Special Collections is acquiring the volumes of the work as they are published. 

Professor Bruman, who was awarded this year the Alexander von Humboldt Gold Medal by the Federal 
Republic of Germany, has provided invaluable assistance in the preparation of the exhibits. In addition 
to lending items from his own collections, he has written an essay, Alexander von Humboldt & the Ex- 
ploration of the American West, which the Library will issue during the exhibition. 




M.G. 



, , ( CLA Librarian 

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Serials Acquired in Microform 

Among recent acquisitions on microfilm or microfiche are the following serials: 

flu i Reconstruction), 1034-1956, on 22 reels; a weekly New York newspaper established by 
German Jewish refugees. 

Chin Shan Shih Pao, 1041-1945, on 22 reels; a San Francisco Chinese-language newspaper. 

La Gerbe, Tuh , 1940, to August. 1044, on 3 reels; a weekly publication of the French Resistance 

movement. 

Hokubei Shimpo, December, 1945, to February, 1951, on one reel; a New York Japanese-language 
weekly newspaper. 

Kashu Mainicbi, 1931-1968, on 94 reels; a Japanese-language daily newspaper published in Los 
Angeles. 

..'main Chronicle, 1837-1844, on 2 reels; a Burmese weekly newspaper which proclaimed its 
avoidance of "political and controversial subjects." 

La Plume, 1889-1914, on 268 microfiche; bimonthlv numbers 1 to 426. 

Revue blanche, 1891-1903, on 187 microfiche; volumes 1 to 30 of a monthly periodical. 

Roki ' Sbimpi . March, 1941, to March. 1944, on one microfilm reel; a Japanese-language news- 
paper published in Denver. 

The Times (London), 1953 — 1966, on 157 reels. 

S.M. 

Staff Publications and Activities 

Robert Collison has compiled a basic textbook on Abstracts and Abstracting Sen ices which has 
been published by Clio Press in Santa Barbara. In addition to discussion of the history, types, prin- 
ciples, editing, and publishing of abstracts, Mr. Collison provides a list of abstracting services and a 
bibliography of selected readings. 

Phyllis Mirsky is the compiler of the Directory of Health Science Libraries: Arizona, California, 
liana::, Nevada, which the Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library Service, located in the UCLA 
Biomedical Library, has published. 

J.M. Edelstein's review of The Earlx \inctics: A View from the Bodley Head, by James G. Nelson, 
was published in the August 21 and 28 issues of The \cu Republic. 

At the annual conference of the Society of American Archivists, to be held next month in San Fran- 
;< o, Saundra Taylor will speak on "Use of Unprocessed Collections" at a session on reference prob- 
lems, and Robert Collison will participate in a panel discussion on the treatment of archives and manu- 
scripts in graduate library education. 



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Biomedical Library Exhibit on Bird Eggs 

"Bird Eggs: From Sport to Science" is the title of an exhibition on display at the Biomedical Library 
until October 15. Specimens from the research collections of the Western Foundation of Vertebrate 
Zoology, which has perhaps the largest egg collection in the country, have been selected to demonstrate 
unusual size and coloration phenomena of the avian egg. Early photographs of zoologists in the field 
and their publications and equipment are also included. Eggs from the Foundation collection have been 
used as scientific evidence in litigation against the use of chlorinated hydrocarbons. 

The collection has been made available for display by Ed N. Harrison, President of the Foundation, 
a non-profit organization located in Westwood Village. Lloyd Kiff, curator of the Foundation's museum, 
has generously donated his time for the preparation of the exhibit. 



International Book Year Announced by UNESCO 

The year 1972 has been designated by UNESCO as International Book Year, with the slogan "Books 
for All" and the official device reproduced below. The goal of IBY is to focus the attention of the general 
public, as well as governments and international and domestic organizations, on the importance of books 
in the lives of individuals and in the affairs of society. 




Among the themes to be dealt with during the year are (A) the encouragement of authorship and 
translation, with due regard to copyright; (B) the production and distribution of books, including the 
development of libraries; (C) the promotion of the reading habit; and (D) books in the service of educa- 
tion, international understanding, and peaceful cooperation. Special emphasis is to be given, within 
these broader themes, to increasing the supply of books in developing countries, improving book manu- 
facturing arts, training personnel, fostering libraries and documentation centers, developing national 
and regional bibliographical services, promoting research, and preserving the literary heritage of mankind. 

Such organizations as the International Federation of Library Associations and the International 
Publishers Association are joining with UNESCO in the overall effort. Within the United States an 
ad hoc Planning Committee, of which I have the honor to be a member, is working with effective support 
from the State Department, the Council on Library Resources, and other governmental and private agencies. 



R.V. 



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New Library Publications 

Robert Collison has edited The Annals of Abstracting, 1665-1970, a chronological list of abstract 
publications with an alphabetical index, compiled by members of the first Seminar on Abstracts and 
Abstracting Services in the UCLA Graduate School of Library Service. The School and the University 
Librarv have joined in publishing the Seminar's compilation in a booklet of 54 pages, with an Introduc- 
tion bv Mr. Collison. Copies are available at $2.00 each from the School Library Service, Room 120 
Powell Library Building, UCLA (checks to be made payable to The Regents of the University of California). 

The July 1971 edition of the Serials Holdings List. UCLA Biomedical Library, a computer-generated 
list of the complete holdings of more than 12,000 journals, has recently been published. Copies of the 
_ - -page volume are available for purchase at S4.50 each, tax and postage included. Orders should be 
addressed to the Biomedical Library, Center for the Health Sciences, UCLA, and checks should be made 
payable to The Regents of the University of California. 

Alexander von Humboldt and tbc Exploration of the American West, an essay by Professor Henry J. 
Bruman of the Department of Geography, will be published by the Library next month in conjunction with 
the exhibition described elsewhere in this issue. Copies of the booklet may be ordered at $2.00, in- 
cluding tax and postage (checks payable to The Regents of the University of California), from the Gifts 
and Exchange Section, Research Library, UCLA. 

The Fall 1971 edition of the UCLA Library Guide will be available at the beginning of the Fall 
Quarter. Copies may be obtained at public service desks in the various campus libraries. 



/ ( I. A Librarian is issued for the University community , the Friends of the UCLA Librarv, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office. University of California Library, Los Angeles 
( >0024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Miki Goral, Julie Kuenzel, Samuel 
Margolis, Robert Vospcr. 



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Exhibitions: Continuing and To Come 

"Pepys and Aspects of His Intellectual World," an exhibi- 
tion of books and manuscripts centering on Samuel Pepys, his 
Diary and other writings, and his friends and interests, will be 
shown in the University Research Library from November 5 
through January 9. It will be reported more fully in our next 
issue. (The portrait of Pepys reproduced here is from the 
painting by John Hales in the National Portrait Gallery, London.) 

"Alexander von Humboldt and the Exploration of the Ameri- 
can West," described in the September issue, continues as the 
exhibition in the Research Library through October. 

Selections from the exhibition on "2000 Years of Encyclo- 
pedias," which had been shown in the Research Library during 
the Summer Sessions, are on display this month in the rotunda 
of the College Library. 



Additions to the Mennevee Collection 



About 150 linear feet of materials have been added to update the Mennevee Collection, an invalu- 
able archive on twentieth-century French history housed in the Department of Special Collections. The 
new materials, covering the period from 1965 to 1970, are the generous gift of M. Roger Mennevee who, 
at the age of 84, decided to give up the publication of his private newsletter, Les Documents Politiques, 
Diplomatiques, et Financiers, for which, and around which, his collection was assembled. 

It would be difficult to overestimate the possibilities for research offered by this enormous archive, 
now contained in about 2450 document boxes. The collection, consisting chiefly of clippings from the 
French and foreign press, pamphlets, occasional publications, bulletins of financial companies and the 
Stock Exchange, and other such ephemeral materials all but impossible to find today, represents M. 
Mennevee's varied interests, dating back as far as 1910, in history, political science, economics, in- 
ternational affairs, and industrial relations, and also in more esoteric fields such as secret societies, 
occultism, astrology, and espionage. 

M. Mennevee was particularly interested in the Synarchists, and he collected intensively in that 
area. When Richard F. Kuisel, of the History Department on the Berkeley campus, used the collection 
in his research on Synarchy, he told us that he found it richly rewarding. He makes reference to the 
collection in his article, "The Legend of the Vichy Synarchy," in the Spring 1970 issue of French His- 
torical Studies. 

H.B. 



id UCLA Librarian 



1970 Census Data on Computer Tapes 

The Library now has available for use the First Count 1970 U.S. Census computer tapes. The tapes 
are not in the original Census Bureau format but have had the strings of zeros and blanks removed, thus 
reducing the number of First Count reels from 161 to 26. This compressed version has been prepared by 
DUALabs (National Data Use and Access Laboratories, Inc.), of Arlington, Virginia. The University 
Library, with the aid of a Ford Foundation grant, through the Center for Research Libraries (of which 
UCLA is a corporate member), has joined the 1970 Census START (Summary Tape Assistance, Re- 
search and Training) Community of DUALabs. 

The Library's First Count summary tapes (Files A and B) include coverage for the entire country. 
The Library has received on microfilm the MEDList (Master Enumeration District List) for California 
and will be receiving the MEDLists for the other states and the necessary Census maps. The Library 
will obtain the compressed California tapes for the Second, Third, and Fourth Counts as soon as they 
have been released by the Census Bureau and processed by DUALabs. A DUALabs program tape is 
available, and a later version of this is on order. The Library will evaluate the actual use of the First 
Count tapes, the needs of the UCLA research community, and the funding possibilities before making a 
decision on the Second, Third, and Fourth Count tapes for states other than California. The situation 
in regard to the Public Use Sample tapes and the Fifth and Sixth Count summary tapes is under study. 

The Public Affairs Service, on floor A of the Research Library, is the contact point for the Census 
tapes. Both Census Bureau and DUALabs documentation may be consulted here and, in addition to stand- 
ard reference assistance, a specialized Census tape reference service is provided from 2 to 4 p.m., Mon- 
day to Friday, by appointment (telephone 825 — 3135). The Public Affairs Service will make the necessary 
arrangements for users with Campus Computing Network charge numbers to be given access to the Library's 
Census datasets, which may then be used in accordance with standard CCN procedures. Users without 
CCN charge numbers may purchase copies of these datasets; information about this service is also avail- 
able in the Public Affairs Service of the Library. 

This experimental Census tape program, which has been developed in cooperation with the NSF- 
funded Center for Information Services project on campus, is designed in part as a test of the Library's 
capability to provide service to the academic community in this highly complex area. Comments from 
users will be welcomed. 

M.R. 



Clark Library Lectures on English Literature of the 17th Century 

A series of lectures at the Clark Library on seventeenth-century English literature, open to UCLA 
faculty, graduate students, and Library staff, has been organized by Earl Miner, the Clark Library Pro- 
fessor for the 1971/72 academic year. The first speaker, Dr. James Thorpe, Director of the Henry E. 
Huntington Library and Art Gallery, will present a paper on "George Herbert's Prose," on Friday, October 
29, at 2 p.m. Those who are interested in attending this lecture, or subsequent lectures, are asked to 
call the Librarian of the Clark Library (731-8529). 

Succeeding speakers will be Professors French Fogle, Claremont Graduate School (November 19), 
Robert M. Adams, UCLA (December 11), Barbara Lewalski, Brown University (January 22), Arthur E. 
Barker, University of Western Ontario (February 19), William Frost, UC Santa Barbara (March 10), Stanley 
E. Fish, UC Berkeley (April 7), Louis L. Martz, Yale University (April 29), and Frank L. Huntley, Uni- 
versity of Michigan (May 20). Professor Huntley will be in residence at the Clark Library as Senior 
Research Fellow from May through August, 1972. 



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Volunteers Assist Staff with Library Skills Program 

The Reference staff of the College Library was assisted in the summer by volunteers from the UCLA 
community in preparing the library skills program for 800 incoming freshmen enrolled in the Academic 
Advancement Program. Sandy Fels, Elinor Floum, Anita Kaufman, and Touba Kaye joined the staff in 
preparing questions, collating 94 pages, and stuffing some 16,000 envelopes. The arrangement worked 
so well that these women and some of their friends plan to continue their services to the program by 
aiding in the task of correcting and annotating the 16,000 work-sheets which the 800 students will com- 
plete during the Fall Quarter. 

The joint efforts of this auxiliary staff and the College Library staff have been mutually beneficial. 
The aid in preparing the skills program has released staff members for other equally important activi- 
ties. The women volunteers, for their part, have participated in an educational program of documented 
worth, and incidentally have increased their knowledge of how libraries work. The College Library anti- 
cipates working with these volunteers on other special projects in the future. 

M.D. 



Publications and Activities 

Norah E. Jones has translated from the French the text of the Abbe Henry— J.— A. Alric's Esquisses 
d'un voyage sur les deux oceans et a I'interieur de I'Amerique et d'ime guerre civile au nord de la Basse- 
Californie, now published ($20) by Dawson's Book Shop, Los Angeles, as Sketches of a journey on the 
Two Oceans and to the Interior of America, and of a Civil Viar in Northern Lower California. The volume 
is edited, introduced, and annotated by Doyce B. Nunis, Jr., and is issued in an edition of 600 copies, 
printed by Grant Dahlstrom at The Castle Press, as volume 24 of the Baja California Travels Series. 

Robert Vosper was elected a Vice-President of the International Federation of Library Associations 
at its annual meeting at the University of Liverpool in August. (The President of IFLA is Dr. Herman 
Liebaers, Director of the Royal Library of Belgium, who addressed the Friends of the UCLA Library last 
January at a banquet celebrating the acquisition of the Library's 3,000,000th volume.) 

Lawrence Clark Powell will speak on the topic "Southwest Literature and Libraries: Is the Marriage 
Fruitful?" on October 21 at a conference on Library Education in the Southwest at the University of Arizona. 

UCLA Library holdings of dust-jackets for nineteenth-century books, in our Department of Special 
Collections, are recorded in an article and checklist, "Book-Jackets, Blurbs, and Bibliographers," by G. 
Thomas Tanselle, in the June issue of The Library. Two of the UCLA jackets are reproduced as illus- 
trations for the article, and the checklist of pre-1901 jackets includes citations of 21 UCLA items, re- 
ported to the author by Charles Gullans, Professor of English, and Brooke Whiting, Assistant Head of 
the Department of Special Collections. 

Congreve Consider' d, comprising papers read at a Clark Library Seminar on December 5, 1970, has 
now been published by the Clark Library, which will provide copies upon request (2520 Cimarron Street, 
Los Angeles 90018). The papers include "The 'J ust Decrees of Heav'n' and Congreve's Mourning Bride," 
by Professor Aubrey Williams, of the University of Florida, and "Love, Scandal, and the Moral Milieu of 
Congreve's Comedies," by Professor Maximillian Novak, of UCLA. 



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Pity the Poor Librarian: A Message to the Faculty 

The Library is in trouble. The outgoing chairman of the Academic Senate Library Committee de- 
scribed his report, submitted in September, as "the saddest reading in the last ten years of the Library." 
His assessment was no exaggeration, for his report consisted almost entirely of a dreary catalog of 
severe reductions in book funds, support funds, personnel, and salaries. This year's book budget is 
$80,000 less than last year's; book acquisitions are now about half of what they were in 1967; sixteen 
staff positions have been lost for this year; and the Library, like all departments, has been hit with an 
additional Wi percent budgetary savings quota. 

All of this is mentioned not only to emphasize the seriousness of the situation, but also to remind 
the faculty to accept the fact that the Library staff, despite heroic efforts, will be unable to respond to 
requests as it has in the past. Expensive and retrospective acquisitions will have to be kept to a mini- 
mum, and there will have to be reductions in the number of journal subscriptions, especially duplicate 
subscriptions. Moreover, despite all the good will in the world, the Library staff, now seriously under- 
manned by the latest reductions in personnel, simply cannot react as quickly as before when it comes to 
book processing, stack reshelving, and so forth. Mr. Vosper is determined, however, to try to prevent 
significant reductions in public-service hours. 

Obviously the Library has been dealt a body blow by the budget cuts and, if funds are not soon made 
available, the quality of education on this campus will decline — and sharply. Indeed, many faculty mem- 
bers believe that it has already been damaged. During the last few weeks the seriousness of the situa- 
tion has been made dramatically clear to the faculty in the Social Sciences and Humanities, nearly all of 
whom found their budgets for retrospective buying cut by as much as fifty percent. But even those cuts 
will not enable the Library to maintain its present level of accessioning new publications —already at a 
depressing low. Consequently, the entire faculty, including those members in the sciences and medicine 
whose dependence on new publications is well-known, has been hard hit. 

To a great extent, of course, the Library's budgetary problems lie elsewhere and largely beyond the 
faculty's control, but in one particular they are closer to home. In the opinion of the state-wide Univer- 
sity administration, the Library should be treated like any other department when across-the-board budget 
cuts are made. Such a view ignores the fact that the Library is necessary for the survival of every de- 
partment, that no departmental teaching and research program of quality can be maintained without a 
library of quality, and that other nearby and newer campuses of the University rely heavily on the re- 
sources of the UCLA Library. Unless the administration in Berkeley awakens soon to these realities, 
the quality of education here and on other University campuses will decline precipitously. 

Norris Hundley 

Chairman, Senate Library Committee 

Librarian's Notes 

Wilbur J. Smith, Head of the Department of Special Collections since 1951 and a member of the staff 
since 1947, has announced his plans to retire this coming December. In order to bring the Department 
through a critical year in its new location in the Research Library and in order to permit Mr. Smith to 
conclude several projects he has been pursuing, I have asked Assistant University Librarian Everett T. 
Moore to take on an added assignment as interim Head of the Department. The Assistant Head will be 
Mr. Brooke Whiting. 

R.V. 

UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Hilda Bohem, William E. Conway, Mimi 
Dudley, Mary Ryan, Robert Vosper. 



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Diary entry for the outbreak of the 
Great Fire of London, September 2, 1666. 



Exhibition on Samuel Pepys 

"Pepys and Some Aspects of His Intellectual 
World," the current exhibition in the lobby of the 
Research Library, will be on display through Janu- 
ary 9. Library books and manuscripts on exhibit are 
from the Research Library stacks, the Department 
of Special Collections, the Music Library, and the 
College Library. Other items are from the personal 
library of William Matthews, Professor of English 
and co-editor of the Latham-Matthews edition of The 
Diary of Samuel Pepys now being published by the 
University of California Press, to whom we are also 
indebted for help and advice in the mounting of the 
exhibition. Musical instruments on display are from 
the Erich Lachmann Collection in the Music Depart- 
ment. 

Samuel Pepys is best known as the author of 
The Diary, from January 1660 to May 1669, which he 
kept largely in shorthand, and with names and occa- 
sional words in longhand. Few but scholarly spe- 
cialists think of him as a scholar, a "virtuoso," who 
was not only deeply interested in the intellectual 
movements of his time but also played an important 
part in them. The present exhibition attempts to 
represent some of these intellectual interests, par- 
ticularly during the period of his diary, by a display 
of books representative of those which he bought 
and read. 



The diarist was a remarkable bibliophile and friend of librarians and bibliophiles. Much of his buy- 
ing and reading was casual; in his later affluent days he became a specialist, but a specialist in many 
lines. The Bibliotheca Pepysiana, containing exactly 3,000 volumes which he left to Magdalene College 
at Cambridge for the benefit of posterity, is essentially a research library, and the codicil to Pepys's 
will instructed that it should be placed next to the general library. The number 3,000 was achieved by 
culling out less important books, earlier editions, romances, and so on. 

Included among the large special collections in the Bibliotheca Pepysiana, and revealing the range 
of his particular affections, are broadside ballads, maps, history of music, painting, sculpture, modeling, 
prints and engravings, history of calligraphy, shorthand and seals, printing of books, art and science of 



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war, art and science of navigation, 37 medieval manuscripts, a good many incunabula (including nine Cax- 
tons, several Wynkyn de Worde volumes, and several Pynsons), geography and hydrology, a representative 
selection of classical literature and the major poetry of his own century, plays performed in the Restora- 
tion theaters, publications of the Royal Society and of the major English and continental scientists of his 
day, religious and philosophical works, and a large collection of Spanish books. Pepys also discarded 
much lighter fare. 

The range of intellectual interests as shown by this library is reflected even in the earlier days of 
the Diary, not only in the books which Pepys bought but in the friendships he maintained with musicians, 
painters, scientists, philosophers, historians, actors, and craftsmen, such as Fuller, Wilkins, Locke, 
Wallis, Hooke, Dugdale, Pett, Petty, and many others. 

S. C. 



Reception Held for Oral History Interviewees 

The Oral History Program and the UCLA alumnae service honorary, Gold Shield, sponsored a recep- 
tion in the Department of Special Collections on October 31 to honor the past interviewees of the Program. 
The occasion also served to explain the goals of the Program to other invited guests. Mrs. Andrew J. 
Hamilton, President of Gold Shield, reported on her organization's support of the University history series 
of the Program, and James Mink and Robert Vosper spoke on the relationship of the Program to the Library 
and the academic community. 

The Music Library provided a musical ensemble for the occasion, at which Mrs. Charles Speroni served 
as reception committee chairman for Gold Shield. Chancellor and Mrs. Charles Young, members of the Oral 
History Faculty Advisory Committee, and former staff members of the Program were also in attendance. 
On exhibit in the Department of Special Collections is a display on oral history interviewing, as well as 
selected materials from collections that have come to the Library in connection with such interviews. 



Acquisitions on Microfilm 

The Library has recently obtained, on nine reels of microfilm, the Life and Works of Paul Laurence 
Dunbar, consisting of novels, poems, short stories, articles, and reviews, together with a printed bibliog- 
raphy and index. Also acquired were the Papers, on twelve reels of film, of Charles Hardinge, first Baron 
Hardinge, who was Viceroy of India from 1910 to 1916. 

Among recent serial acquisitions on microfilm are L' Echo de Paris, for 1909 to 1922, on 42 reels; the 
Fiji Times, a Suva newspaper, for 1869 to 1964, on 127 reels; the Rafu Shimpo, a Los Angeles Japanese- 
language newspaper, for July 1963 to February 1970, on 32 reels; and the Sudan Gazette, for 1907 to 1917, 
on 2 reels. A microfilm copy has been prepared of the UCLA Daily Bruin, from 1915 to 1969. on 53 reels, 
because of the heavy use made of the Library's run of the newsprint originals. 

S. M. 



Publications 

Research Lihrarianship: Essays in Honor of Robert B. Downs, edited by Jerrold Orne (New York: 
R. R. Bowker Company, 1971), includes contributions by two UCLA librarians. Everett T. Moore has con- 
tributed the chapter on "Intellectual Freedom," and Robert Vosper has written on "Collection Building 
and Rare Books." 

Helen Alexander is the editor of the occasional newsletter, What's New in the Management Library. 
Copies of the November issue are available from Mrs. Alexander in the Management Library. 



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Oriental Library Exhibition 

In connection with Professor Nelson Ikon Wu's lectures on Chinese art during times of change (No- 
vember 14-16), sponsored by the UCLA Art Council in cooperation with the UCLA Committee on Public 
Lectures, the Oriental Library is having an exhibition of books dealing with Shang and Chou bronzes and 
paintings of the Ming, Ch'ing, and modern periods. The exhibition is located just outside of the Oriental 
Library on the second floor of the Research Library. 



Experiments in Access to Computerized Data 

Several library units are now mounting experimental services using computerized data-bases through 
the Center for Information Services, funded by the National Science Foundation. In addition to the Census 
data tapes described in the October issue, the Education and Psychology Library is providing a trial serv- 
ice from the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) tapes, and the Chemistry and Biomedical 
Libraries are working with Chemical Abstracts data. 

A selected number of faculty members in the School of Education have been enlisted as a test group 
to receive and evaluate material from the ERIC tapes (Research in Education and Current Index to Journals 
in Education). The tapes are ordered using existing library procedures with some modifications. Discus- 
sions on the acquisition and cataloging routines to be used have proved valuable in focusing attention on 
factors specific to the UCLA Library in handling computer-readable media. The Library's computer (IBM 
360/20), for example, is unable to handle physical records the size of those in the RIE file, and this has 
stimulated the development of checking procedures using the Campus Computing Network computer (IBM 
360/91). 

The Education and Psychology Library staff works with the CIS staff to formulate searches and sub- 
mit them against a quarterly update tape through UCLA's console operating system, called URSA. The 
results of such a search can be available for viewing on screen and for making final disposition (i.e., 
printing) within 20 or 30 minutes. Formulation of the questions, which is done by use of the Thesaurus 
of ERIC Descriptors, has been an iterative process, the aim being to gain experience by trying various 
ways of expressing the patron's request, and to select the best search configurations. 

Attempts have been made at retrospective searching of the ERIC files using CIS interim software, as 
a means of determining probable computer charges; other factors, however, must also be considered when 
determining charges. Plans for an operational service based upon this experimental activity will soon be 
announced. 

An experimental current-awareness bibliographic service based on the CA-Condensates tapes of the 
Chemical Abstracts Service has been in operation since February 1971. This is designed to help scien- 
tists keep abreast of research and development in their fields by providing quick access to the latest bib- 
liographic citations of interest to them. Pertinent citations are obtained by searching the tapes against 
coded statements of interest, called "profiles." The CA-Condensates tapes contain searchable informa- 
tion from the corresponding printed issues of Chemical Abstracts. 

The first stage was a pilot service for interested faculty in the Chemistry Department, which employed 
a graduate student to formulate searches and to assist project staff in assessing faculty needs; members 
of the Biomedical Library Reference staff, under the direction of Julie Kuenzel, have assisted faculty and 
students in the medical and life sciences with profile writing since July 1971. In the first eight weeks of 
operation, 55 profiles have been formulated. Search formulation for the CA-Condensates data-base involves 
a natural language approach, unlike the structured vocabulary of the MEDLARS data bases, for example. 
Thus far, users have been enthusiastic about the service's capabilities and products. Those interested 
in utilizing the service, offered free of charge under the CIS project, should inquire at the Reference Desks 
of the Chemistrv or Biomedical Libraries. 



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News for the Friends of the UCLA Library 

Members will be pleased to know that the Friends of the UCLA Library has just received its first 
endowment gift of $5,000 to establish the Elsie B. Ballantyne Fund, the income to be used for the acqui- 
sition of books for the UCLA Library. The gift comes to the Friends from the Elsie B. Ballantyne Foun- 
dation of Los Angeles. 

On January 7 we will have a special program, exhibition, and reception for the Friends in honor of 
the eightieth birthday of Mr. Henry Miller, whose literary archive is deposited in the UCLA Library. On 
April 8, with the cordial participation of Mr. Meredith Willson, we plan, with the Department of Music, a 
gala program and exhibition centering on the remarkable collection of early American sheet music, the 
Ring Collection, acquired for us most generously by Mr. Willson a few years ago. Other plans are afoot 
for special programs and exhibitions this Spring, featuring modern British bookbinding and the writings 
of Gertrude Stein. All told, it should be a colorful year for the Friends. 

R. V. 



William W. Clary 

William W. Clary, a member of the Friends of the UCLA Library, died October 12 at the age of 82. 
Mr. Clary's many benefactions to libraries, most particularly to the Honnold Library of the Claremont Col- 
leges, are widely known. He formed and presented to the Honnold Library a collection of 3,500 books re- 
lating to Oxford University and its colleges. Last year, when the UCLA Library showed the exhibition 
of rare items from the Bodleian Library of Oxford University, Mr. and Mrs. Clary were our guests of honor 
at the meeting of the Friends at which Bodley's Librarian, Robert Shackleton, was the speaker. 

Mr. Clary was a founding governor of the Friends of the Huntington Library, was a member of the board 
of fellows of the Claremont Graduate School and University Center, was acting president in 1963, and was 
a trustee of Pomona and Pitzer Colleges. He was one of the founders of Claremont Men's College, Harvey 
Mudd College, and Pitzer College. Though he had never attended law school, he distinguished himself 
as a scholarly member of the firm of O'Melveny & Myers. His History of the Law Firm of O'Melveny & 
Myers, 1885-1965 (1966) is an important historical document on the practice of law in Los Angeles. 

He also pursued a number of interests in English literature, and was a discerning collector and stu- 
dent of Percy Bysshe Shelley and other English writers. Several published essays of his reflect these 
interests: Some Remarks about Andrew Lang, with Excerpts from his Writings concerning the Poet Shelley 
(1930), Max Beerbohm and the Oxford Chancellors (1961), and Fifty Years of Book Collecting (1961). 

Mr. Clary was indeed a man of taste, a perceptive man of letters, and a rare friend and loyal supporter 
of libraries. 

E. T. M. 



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Exhibition of Sienese Painted Book Covers 

The current exhibition in the College Library 
recalls a unique feature of medieval times. The 
democratic city-state of Siena was a center of inter- 
national banking from the twelfth century. The bus- 
inesslike Sienese thought of government as some- 
thing that should be well organized and not too op- 
pressive. Accordingly, they got rid of the nobles 
and made their highest office that of Chief Magistrate; 
after a trial period of two years' rule by a member 
of a leading local family in this post, the Sienese 
thereafter took the precaution of appointing someone 
from another city and limiting his tenure to a very 
short period. 

In financial matters, too, the Sienese were de- 
termined to avoid corruption. They therefore set up 
two offices: a Treasury (called the Biccherna), and 
a Revenue Office (called the Gabella). Citizens 
were elected to these offices for only six months at 
a time, and they were strictly answerable to audit 
at the conclusion of their terms. They were not paid 
for their services, but the appointments were held 
in high honor and eagerly sought. 



Painted cover of a Biccherna volume, The accounts of the Biccherna and the Gabella 

Siena, 1364. (Reproduced here by were kept on thin, springy membranes of parchment 

courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.) and> tQ hold the pages together> thick wooden boards 

enclosed them, the spine being strong and pliant leather, and a broad leather thong formed a strap that 
held the contents. It was originally the custom to write a few details of the contents on the upper board 
so that, when the ledgers were lifted from the great wooden chest in which they were stored, they could 
be quickly identified. But elaboration soon played its part. 

In 1258 Brother Hugo, a Treasurer that year, decided to add his portrait to the inscription on the front 
cover of his ledger. This set the style and, from that time on, the succeeding Treasurers included their 
portraits on the heavy wooden covers and, later, began to include more complicated subjects. These were 
quite often interior scenes of their office, showing them and their scribes receiving or paying out money. 
From this it was but a step to have themselves depicted with their patron saints and, once this stage was 
reached, the Treasurers themselves began to vanish from the covers in favor of such topical subjects as 



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the crowning of Sigismund of Luxembourg as Holy Roman Emperor or the hasty evacuation of Siena on the 
occasion of the disastrous earthquake of August 22, 1467. One of the most popular themes is the subject 
of Good Government, which appears again and again on the book covers of Siena. 

The painting of these book covers continued in Siena over a period of some four centuries, and a num- 
ber of them were the work of famous artists. Of the several hundred made - and each of them was unique — 
scarcely one hundred that are genuine are known to survive today. Almost all of them are in Siena; there 
are three or four each in Budapest, Paris, Berlin, and London - and very recently one of the finest exam- 
ples reached this country and is carefully treasured at Boston. As can be seen from the accompanying 
illustration, it depicts the favorite subject of Good Government. 

The items exhibited in the College Library are mostly the same size as the originals; space is limited 
and reproductions of only thirty-six of the "tavolette." as they are called, are shown. A reading list is 
available for those who would like to pursue this subject. 

R. C. 



Lectures at the Clark Library 

Mr. John Drevfus, of London, presented an illustrated lecture at the Clark Library on November 4 on 
"Eric Gill's Methods of Type Design and Book Illustration." Mr. Dreyfus, an author, editor, and book de- 
signer, is typographic advisor to the Cambridge University Press and the Monotype Corporation, and is 
the European consultant to the Limited Editions Club. An exhibition of typefaces and book illustrations 
by Gill, with examples of original drawings and woodblocks, was mounted for the occasion and will be on 
display through December. 

"The Editor as Critic and the Critic as Editor" was the subject of an invitational seminar held at the 
Clark Library on November 13. J. Max Patrick, Professor of English at New York University, spoke on 
"Critical Problems in Editing George Herbert's The Temple," and Alan Roper, Professor of English at 
UCLA, presented "A Critic's Apology for Editing Dryden's The History of the League." (Professor Roper's 
edition of the translation by John Dryden of Louis Maimbourg's Histoire de la Ligue will be Volume XVIII 
of the California Dryden.) The meeting was moderated by Murray Krieger, Professor of English and Com- 
parative Literature at the Irvine campus of the University. 

The West Looks at Iran 

The Department of Special Collections, with the generous cooperation of the Museum of Cultural 
History, offers an exhibit honoring Iran, which will be shown until January 5 in its exhibit room on Floor 
A of the Research Library. Represented are some of the seventeenth and eighteenth century author-trav- 
elers who ventured across Europe into Central Asia, returning home to fascinate readers with voluminous 
accounts of exotic places. Sometimes they went as diplomatic envoys, and their books were additionally 
colored by their experiences at the lavish courts they visited. 

Although accounts by Mandelslo and Olearius were thought well of. it was Sir John Chardin's Travels 
into Persia and the East-Indies (London, 1686) which the eighteenth century orientalist, Sir William Jones, 
considered the most valuable. Such works, exhibited along with twentieth century scholarly monuments 
like Hmil Ernst Herzfeld's Paikuh (Berlin, 1924), demonstrate the fascination Persia held for both the 
scholar and the general public, a fascination which continues to this day. Beautiful Iranian artifacts from 
the Museum of Cultural History add to the interest of the exhibit. 

H. B. 



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In Celebration of Henry Miller's Birthday 

December 26 will mark Henrv Miller's eightieth birthday. Since it is not possible to honor this great 
literary figure and friend of the UCLA Library on the very day of his birthday, a number of activities have 
been scheduled for January to celebrate the occasion. On Friday night, January 7, the Friends of the 
UCLA Library will sponsor a showing of Robert Snyder's film, "Henry Miller: Reflections on Writing," in 
the Dickson Art Center auditorium. Following the showing of this exciting film the Friends and their 
guests will meet at a reception in the University Research Library and in its Department of Special Col- 
lections to see a major exhibit devoted to Mr. Miller's career. 

The remainder of that weekend will be taken up by events planned by University Extension. On Sat- 
urday evening, January 8, "Henry Miller: Reflections on Writing," introduced by Richard Lehan, Professor 
of English, will be shown again, to be followed by a lecture on Miller by his friend and fellow writer Law- 
rence Durrell. The program will close with a presentation by Robert Snyder, entitled "Documenting the 
Greats: An Open Discussion." On Sunday there will be a reading by Joyce Howard of Anai's Nin on Henry 
Miller, a reading by Robert Snyder and Lawrence Durrell from the Miller-Durrell correspondence, and a talk 
by Lawrence Clark Powell on Miller; that evening University Extension will sponsor a showing of "The 
Henry Miller Odyssey" (another film by Robert Snyder), a viewing of the Library's exhibition, and a recep- 
tion to meet the day's speakers. 



2500th Anniversary of the Founding of the Persian Empire 

The conquest of Babylon by Cyrus the Great in 539 B.C. is viewed as the crucial and symbolic date 
in the founding of the Persian Empire. On this occasion Cyrus issued a proclamation which may be con- 
sidered the first declaration of human rights in history. The Babylonian text of this declaration, written 
in cuneiform on a baked-earth cylinder, was discovered during archaeological excavations in 1879 in Meso- 
potamia, and is at present in the British Museum. It reads in part: 

I accorded to all men the freedom to worship their own gods and ordered that no one had the right 
to bother them. I ordered that no house be destroyed, no inhabitant dispossessed ... I wished 
that all the temples that had been closed be reopened, that all the statues be returned and that 
they remain forever. . . . 

The current Iranian year, beginning March 21, 1971, was proclaimed as Cyrus the Great Year, and a 
series of activities, official, cultural, social, artistic, and economic, were planned throughout Iran. The 
official celebration began on October 12 at the tomb of Cyrus the Great at Pasargadae, about 90 miles 
north of Shiraz, and ceremonies of national prayer were held in every town, village, school, factory, bar- 
racks, mosque, church, synagogue, and fire temple across the country. In the afternoon of the same day 
the Second International Congress of Iranology, with the participation of scholars from some forty nations, 
was inaugurated at Pahlavi University in Shiraz. This Congress, with its theme of "The Continuity of 
Iranian Civilization and Culture," was considered a significant part of the events because, above all, the 
ceremonies celebrated Iranian history, civilization, and culture. 

The ruins of Persepolis, the capital of the empire under Darius I, first became the focus of the cele- 
bration when an evening program of "Son et Lumiere" was offered, a most impressive composition of light- 
ing, music, sound, and narrative which brought to life the great events of Iranian history over the centuries. 
Next on the program was the great military parade. Units of the Iranian army, in the dress and equipment 
of infantry and cavalrymen of the most important dynasties over the course of Iranian history, marched at 
the foot of Persepolis. The colorful costumes had been carefully assembled, and the horsemanship was 
superbly executed. 



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The most poignant moment came at dusk, after the parade was over: soldiers in their Achaeminian 
uniforms had been posted at regular intervals at the wall of Persepolis. With shadows thickening, the 
fortress city looked gripping and awe-inspiring. One could well imagine the reverence with which foreign 
envoys must have climbed up the mighty staircase. The austere beauty of Pasargadae and the ruins of 
Persepolis- which, even at this late date, arouse anger with Alexander the Great for having sacked the 
city -made this visitor feel that she had come close to her own roots. 

G. v. G. 



Notes on Publications 

The Friends of the UCLA Library have published Placed as a Link in This Chain: A Medley of Ob- 
servations, by the composer Ernst Toch, whose works and papers are deposited in a special archive in 
the Music Library. His comments in these essays evoke the philosophy and moods and circumstances 
underlying a number of his compositions. Mantle Hood, Director of the Institute of Ethnomusicology, has 
written an Introduction, and Richard Hudson, Music Librarian, has provided the Foreword. The booklet 
has been designed by Marian Engelke and issued in an edition of 1000 copies. Members of the Friends 
will receive copies with this issue of the Librarian. (Copies may be purchased at $3. 00 from the Gifts & 
Exchange Section, UCLA Library, Los Angeles, California 90024. Checks should be made payable to the 
Regents of the University of California.) 

The Clark Library has published Theology in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth- Century England, papers 
read at a Clark Library Seminar in February. They include "Fast Days and Civil Religion," by Winthrop 
S. Hudson, Professor of History at the University of Rochester, and "A.D. 1689: The End of the Clerical 
World," by Leonard J. Trinterud, Professor of History at the San Francisco Theological Seminary. The 
Introduction is by Lynn White, Jr., Professor of History at UCLA. Copies are available on request at the 
Clark Library, 2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018. 



Librarian's Notes 

The seminar conference room in the new Research Library suite of the Department of Special Collec- 
tions has been named the Wilbur Jordan Smith Room, in honor of the Head of the Department who retired 
last month. Mr. Smith joined the staff in 1947, the year the Special Collections Department was founded. 
In 1951 he succeeded Dr. Andrew Horn (now Dean of UCLA's Graduate School of Library Service) as de- 
partment head. Thus the great growth of our unusual research collections and the planning for the hand- 
some new quarters occurred under Mr. Smith's administration. The Library and the academic community 
at UCLA owe Mr. Smith far more than this nominal recognition would indicate. 



By the recent death of Mr. Trevor J. Brown the UCLA Library lost one of its closest — and one of its 
most modest- friends in the book trade. He was managing director of B. F. Stevens & Brown, who have 
been our primary acquisition agents in Great Britain for as long as I can remember. Benjamin Franklin 
Stevens of Vermont, a famous bookseller, founded the firm in London in 1864. The UCLA relationships 
with the firm, and with the Brown family, are so close that certain of their archives are deposited here in 
the Library. 

R. V. 



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Eightieth Birthday Party for Henry Miller 

To honor Henry Miller's eightieth birthday, the 
Friends of the UCLA Library had a showing for 
themselves and their friends of Robert Snyder's film, 
"Henry Miller: Reflections on Writing," on January 
7 in the Dickson Art Center. A copy of the film has 
been presented by the Friends to the Library for the 
Henry Miller Collection. 

After the showing of the film, a reception was 
held in the Department of Special Collections to 
view an exhibition of books and manuscripts drawn 
from the Library's impressive Henry Miller Collec- 
tion. More than two hundred persons, including Mr. 
Miller, Lawrence Durrell, Lawrence Clark Powell, 
and Robert Snyder, attended the reception. The ex- 
hibition will be on display for the public through 
February. 

A keepsake, designed by Marian Engelke for 
presentation to those attending the reception, in- 
cludes a facsimile of an early letter, dated March 28, 
1899, written by Mr. Miller to his mother. The orig- 
inal of the letter is displayed in the exhibition. 



Lawrence Durrell, Lawrence Clark Powell, and 
Henry Miller. (Photograph by David James, Westways.) 



Medieval Manuscripts Are Sought for Special Exhibition 



The Medieval Academy of America will hold its annual conference on April 13 and 14 at UCLA. The 
University Library plans for the occasion a special exhibition of medieval manuscripts, wherein we would 
like to display not only our own holdings but also, if feasible, exemplars from other institutional and pri- 
vate collections. For this latter purpose we know about some holdings, but the available checklists are 
rather out of date. Thus we would like to ask our readers, and especially members of the Friends of the 
UCLA Library, whether they know of proud owners of medieval manuscripts whom we might approach for 
this purpose. We would like very much to show the visiting Academicians that there are indeed some unusual 
holdings in this part of the world. 



R. V. 



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A Letter to the University Librarian 

I was appalled to learn that the Library has been forced to curtail the purchase of new books and 
that many departments have already exhausted the funds available to them for the current academic year. 
This is disastrous and means that Los Angeles and environs — faculty, students, and citizens — will be 
permanently deprived of essential materials in many fields, since scholarly books are usually published 
in small editions and soon disappear from the market. Equally alarming is the report that the present bud- 
get of the Library does not provide for a sufficient number of employees to replace books on the shelves. 
Unless this problem is solved on a regular basis, chaos looms. 

We are all threatened when the Library, the holiest sanctuary of civilization and the bulwark of free- 
dom, is imperiled. Fortunately, however, we have a most distinguished and perceptive Librarian who 
commands the loyalty of devoted lieutenants and a most admirable staff. I therefore propose that we rally 
behind them by establishing within the organization of the Friends of the Library a Century Club for the 
UCLA Library, made up of UCLA faculty and other friends, each of whom will contribute one hundred dol- 
lars or some multiple thereof. I expect and believe that many — I hope thousands — will wish to join this 
Club and thus rescue the Library in a critical hour. I enclose my check herewith. 

Milton V. Anastos 

Professor of Byzantine Greek and History 

An Exhibition of Photographs of the People's Republic of China 

The emergence of the People's Republic of China, one of the significant historical developments of 
this century, has created shock waves that have been felt throughout the world. The tumultuous events 
in China since 1949 have constituted a political drama of the highest order, and some aspects of this drama, 
vividly depicted in photographs taken by Mr. Yuan-Heng Chang, a veteran photographer, publisher, and 
businessman of Hong Kong, may be seen in an exhibition entitled "Glimpses of China," to be shown in 
the University Research Library and the Powell Library, February 3 to 28, on the occasion of President 
Nixon's visit to Peking. Books on China from the collections of the Research Library and the Oriental 
Library, selected by Che-Hwei Lin and Miki Goral, will be in the exhibition, which has been designed by 
Marian Engelke. 

Mr. Chang, a native of Shanghai, is a graduate of Kuang Hua University, where he developed his last- 
ing passion for photography. Upon graduation he joined the staff of the Liang Yu Publishing Company in 
Shanghai as an editor, in which capacity he has traveled throughout China taking photographs for publica- 
tion in albums such as China As She Is, China Today, China's Scenic Beauty, China's Sculptural Beauty, 
and China's Architectural Beauty. Later he became the publisher and the editor-in-chief of Liang Yu Hua 
Pao (Young Companion), a popular magazine of general interest. In 1948 he moved to Hong Kong where 
he has been engaged in the publishing and textile businesses. 

The Peking government in 1956 invited Mr. Chang as a representative of Hong Kong art and cultural 
circles to participate in the celebration of the National Day (October 1). Exhibitions of his photographs, 
taken in mainland Chinese cities and Manchurian industrial centers, were subsequently displayed, with 
enthusiastic public response, in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. In 1962 he was asked by the Chinese 
Photographic Society in Peking to demonstrate his photographic techniques, some results of which were 
then exhibited at the Peking Museum and in other city museums on the mainland. Mr. Chang, as a Chinese, 
was able to move more or less inconspicuously through the streets and among the crowds, wherever he 
was permitted by the Chinese authorities to go, and the effects of this freedom of observation seem clearly 
evident in the vividness and vitality of his photographs. 

A selection of 48 of Mr. Chang's photographs, showing the Chinese countryside, historic sites, archi- 
tectural splendors of Peking, and views of the working people, will be on display. We are most grateful 



January, 1972 



to Mr. Chang and to Miss Vivian Matsushige and Mr. Richard Wong, of the Asian-American Studies Center 
at UCLA, for their good offices. 

C.H. L. 



The Odyssey of Woodblock Illustrations from Vesalius 

Among the works acquired by the Biomedical Library from the library of the late Professor C. D. 
O'Malley, some items stand out not only for their content and importance in the history of medicine but 
also for their associational interest. One of these is the Anatomische Erkldrung der Original- Figuren 
von Andreas Vesal (Ingolstadt, 1783) by the Bavarian anatomist and surgeon Heinrich Palmaz Leveling. 
This folio volume is the second of three later works in which the plates were printed from the original 
woodblocks cut in Venice in 1542 and used for the epochal first edition of Vesalius's Fabrica (Basel, 
Oporinus, 1 543)- 

The history of the woodblocks is a fascinating one. There is almost no information as to the identity 
of the artists responsible for the drawings, which have been variously attributed to Stephan van Calcar, 
Titian, and members of his studio, but the diversity of their artistic quality argues for several artists. 
After having been used by Oporinus in the first and second editions of the Fabrica, the blocks are thought 
to have passed to several Basel publishers who did not make use of them, but they reappeared more than 
a century and a half later in the possession of the Augsburg publisher and printer Andreas Maschenbauer. 
He used fifteen of them (and four from Vesalius's Epitome) in a work issued for the use of artists, Vesalii 
...Zergliederung dess menschlichen Cbrpers, auf Mahlerey und Bildhauer-Kunst gericht (Augsburg, 1706), 
a second edition of which appeared in 1 723 - 

The second work in which the original woodblocks were later utilized was that of Leveling, mentioned 
above. The blocks had come into the possession of Johann Anton von Wolter, Dean of the Medical Fac- 
ulty at Ingolstadt, who entrusted to his friend Leveling the task of having them printed again, together 
with a text in German, for the use of physicians and anatomists. This Leveling succeeded in accomplish- 
ing with the help of subscriptions in 1781 and, with a new title page and preface, in 1^83. The accom- 
panying textual descriptions he extracted from the German edition of a French work on anatomy by Jacques 
Benigne Winslow (Basel, 1754). 

Again the woodblocks disappeared for another century and a half. Although some of the smaller blocks 
had been found in Munich in 1893, it was not until 1932 that an inquiry from Dr. Samuel W. Lambert of 
New York resulted in the dramatic discovery of the nearly complete series (about 230) of the Vesalian 
blocks in a case in the attic of the Munich University Library. Perhaps because they were of pearwood, 
not a single wormhole marred them; the wood was still vital and elastic, and the lines, even the finest, 
were perfectly clear and sharp. Once more the beautiful impressions came from the press, in a magnifi- 
cent elephantine folio atlas published in 1934 in Munich by the New York Academy of Medicine and the 
University of Munich ( Andreae Vesalii.. . I cones anatomicae). A bombing attack finally destroyed the 
blocks during World War II, bringing an end to their life of over four centuries. 

That same war accounts for the eventual presence of Leveling's 1783 work in Professor O'Malley's 
library. An inscription on the first free endpaper reads in bold blue crayon: "//. Himmler, jul/est /93S. 
Geschenk v[on] Dr. Rascher." It was, then, a Christmas present to the Gestapo chief from Dr. Sigmund 
Rascher, whose signature appears in the upper right corner of the title page, above the cancelled signa- 
ture of an earlier owner, August Pauly of Munich. Himmler's strong interest in reviving ancient Germanic 
legends and traditions may account for his use of the word Julfest (Yule) rather than II cibnacktcn for 
Christmas. Dr. Rascher was a relative by marriage of Himmler, a staff surgeon of the Luftwaffe, and 
later an SS. officer, who carried out physiological experiments at Dachau with Himmler's express permis- 
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for Kmdesunterschiebung, perhaps referring to the smuggling of Jewish babies out of the camp to families 
wishing to care for them. For this "crime" he was shot at Dachau and his wife hanged at Ravensbruck on 
orders from Himmler. Himmler committed suicide in May 1945. 

The Leveling volume later must have come into the possession of an American serviceman, for it was 
acquired in Los Angeles in the late 1940's by Dawson's Book Shop and sold to Dr. Robert Moes, the Los 
Angeles surgeon, medical historian, and collector. Dr. Moes presented it to his friend Dr. O'Malley while 
the latter was still living in Palo Alto, and he recalls that Dr. O'Malley appeared almost distressed by 
the gift, saying it was too valuable and important a book to be given to a private individual. Dr. O'Malley 
would no doubt be pleased that it is now in the care of the Biomedical Library, available to all who may 
wish to consult it, along with the Icones anatomicae, the first and later editions of the Fabrica, and Dr. 
O'Malley's own monumental biography of Andreas Vesalius of Brussels (1964). 

M. G. 



Comparative Figures on University Library Holdings 

The Association of Research Libraries, in its Academic Library Statistics, 1970-1971, has provided 
the figures for the lists shown below. The list for net acquisitions shows the UCLA Library in twentieth 
place, the same position it occupied last year (UCLA was eighth the year before that). But in relative 
size of collections, UCLA has dropped from number twelve to thirteen, now smaller than Indiana Univer- 
sity owing to the latter's stunning figure for accessions last year. Similar exchanges of relative position 
occurred between Toronto and UC Berkeley, and between Minnesota and Chicago. A recalculation of NYU 
figures dropped that institution out of the list of the twenty largest, allowing Duke to reappear. And Texas, 
by increased acquisitions, has moved from eighteenth in size to fifteenth 



Volumes in Library: 



1970-71 



Net Volumes Added: 



1970-71 



1 . Harvard 

2. Yale 

3. Illinois 

4. Michigan 

5. Columbia 

6. Toronto 

7. UC Berkeley 

8. Cornell 

9. Stanford 
10. Minnesota 
1 1 . Chicago 

12. Indiana 

13. UCLA 

14. Ohio State 

15. Texas 

16. Wisconsin 

17. Northwestern 

18. Pennsylvania 

19. Princeton 

20. Duke 



8,451,187 


1 


Indiana 


5,829,035 


2 


Toronto 


4,808,795 


3 


Illinois 


4,312,093 


4 


Yale 


4,241,130 


5 


Harvard 


4,018,187 


6 


Cornell 


4,009,595 


"7 
/ 


Michigan 


3,779,990 


8 


UC Berkeley 


3,584,123 


9 


Minnesota 


3,112,526 


10 


British Columbia 


3,077,270 


11 


Texas 


3,067,117 


12 


Stanford 


3,038,828 


13 


Alberta 


2,539,716 


14 


Ohio State 


2,427,062 


15 


Southern Illinois 


2,417,024 


16 


Michigan State 


2,374,913 


17 


Columbia 


2,323,401 


18 


I'tah 


2,314,323 


19 


Rutgers 


2,231,519 


20 


UCLA 



311,194 
303,627 
197,628 
191,023 
172,631 
170,054 
165,704 
165,^05 
165,228 
160,913 
157,277 
145,729 
144,979 
142,590 
133,001 
132,422 
126,108 
125,191 
124,513 
122,506 



January, 1972 5 

Publications and Activities 

Jean Aroeste has edited the 1971 edition of the Annual Register of Crant Support and, with Jon Greene, 
the Directory of Scholarly and Research Publishing Opportunities. Both titles were recently published 
by Academic Media, of Orange, New Jersey. 

Everett Moore has written on "Threats to Intellectual Freedom" for the November 1 issue of the Li- 
brary Journal. It was reprinted in the December issue of Current. 

Samuel Margolis has spoken on "Microforms in Research" to seven seminars or advanced classes of 
students in the departments of History and English. 

Bill Bergeron's comic strips ("Sometimes," "Ten Gears Forward Tulsa's Northward Overland Blood & 
Sand Blues," "Thirty One Wasted Years Xmas Blues," "A. J. Yarboro") have been published in the Summer 
1971 issue of the Chicago Review and the October, November, and January issues of Creem. 

Ruth Trager's article on the "Moratorium History Committee," describing the UCLA campus group 
which has assembled fugitive materials on the events of May 1970, has been published in the December 
issue of American Libraries. 

Richard Hudson has had 23 of his short compositions for two manuals and pedal published as Trios 
for Organ, volume one (Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1971). A further 20 organ trios will be 
published in the second volume. 

Mr. Hudson's article on "The Music in Italian Tablatures for the Five-Course Spanish Guitar" has 
been published in the fourth annual volume, 1971, of the Journal of the Lute Society of America. 

Pat Walter has written on the UCLA Brain Information Service in her article, "Information Center Pro- 
file," in the November-December issue of information. 

Peter Watson's reviews of MARC Manuals Used by the Library of Congress (second edition) and For- 
mat Recognition Process for MARC Records: A Logical Design, both published by the American Library 
Association, appeared in the August issue of Information Storage and Retrieval: Theory and Practice. 

The assistance of Shimeon Brisman is acknowledged by Samuel S. Cohon in his Jeu ish Theology: 
A Historical and Systematic Interpretation of Judaism and Its Foundations (Assen, The Netherlands: 
Royal Vangorcum, 1971). 

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library has published English and Continental Views of the 
Ottoman Empire, 1500-1800, papers read at a Clark Library Seminar in January 19^0. Included are "The 
Double Veil: Travelers' Views of the Ottoman Empire, Sixteenth through Eighteenth Centuries," by Ezel 
Kural Shaw (San Fernando Valley State College), and "Sir Paul Rycaut, A Seventeenth-Century Observer 
of the Ottoman State: Notes for a Study," by C. J. Heywood (University of Michigan). G. E. von Grune- 
baum, Director of the Near Eastern Center at UCLA, has provided the Introduction. Copies are available 
on request from the Clark Library. 

The Los Angeles Library Association, an organization of supporters of the Los Angeles Public Li- 
brary, has published The Bookplates of the Los Angeles Public Library, by Joan L. West, in an edition 
of 500 copies printed by Richard J. Hoffman, at California State College, Los Angeles. The book is free 
to members of the Association. (Active membership is $10, tax deductible; the address is 630 West Fifth 
Street, Los Angeles 90017.) 



UCLA Librarian 



Officers of the Friends of the UCLA Library 

Dr. Marcus Crahan was recently elected President of the Friends of the UCLA Library for 1972. Mr. 
James S. Hartzell is Vice-President, Mr. Muir Dawson is Secretary, and Mrs. Bradford A. Booth is Trea- 
surer. 

Other members of the Council of the Friends are Mrs. Peggy Christian, Miss Doris Harris, Mr. Harry 
Levinson. Mr. Roby Wentz, and Mr. Walter W. Wheelock (through 1972); Mr. Duncan Brent, Mr. Kenneth 
Le Marinel, and Professor Ralph Rice (through 1973); Mr. Max Adjarian, Mr. Jerome Cushman, Mr. Dudley 
Gordon, Dr. John H. Urabec, and Mr. John D. Weaver (through 1974). 



Hugh Dick, 1909-1971 

When Lawrence Clark Powell became University Librarian in 1944 and I joined him as Head of Ac- 
quisitions, a wonderful group of young assistant professors united with us wholeheartedly in the exciting 
task of projecting the Library's forceful post-war growth. A considerable number of them stayed on at 
UCLA all these years, providing continuous support and friendship for the both of us, as well as for the 
Library. 

The death of Professor Hugh G. Dick of the English Department at the end of December was a griev- 
ous break in that good company. The sureness and extent of his bibliographical learning were illuminated 
by a warmhearted concern for the purposes of libraries in general and an unfailing generosity in making 
his knowledge available and helpful to others. 

A member of the Clark Library Committee since 1966, Professor Dick's acquaintance with scholars 
and scholarship here and abroad— in History and the History of Science as well as in English Studies — 
had long made him central to the Clark's program planning. Appointed to the UCLA Senate Library Com- 
mittee in 1966/67, he was Chairman for the two following years and concurrently chairman of the statewide 
committee on university libraries. In that situation his wisdom in the ways of the University and his de- 
votion to libraries were put to their fullest use. He is the one man I would have wanted as a permanent 
library committee chairman, but the Senate's rules on committee service are unyielding. 

As a long-time teacher of bibliographical method in the English Department, Professor Dick happily 
turned a number of young people to librarianship as a career, as well as to teaching. His concern for li- 
braries, it should particularly be noted, was matched by his concern for librarians. He was a true human- 
ist, in the broadest and richest meaning of that term. I and my colleagues have lost an incomparable 
counselor, teacher, partisan, and friend. 

On Mrs. Dick's suggestion, the Hugh G. Dick Memorial Book Fund has been established by the Friends 
of the UCLA Library. Professor Dick had been elected a member of the Friends Council in 1967. Others 
interested in contributing may send checks to the Friends of the UCLA Library, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los 
Angeles 90024. All such contributions are tax-deductible. 

R. V. 



/ CLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Martha Gnudi, Che-Hwei Lin, Robert 
Vosper, Brooke Whiting. 



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February, 1972 



Modern British Bookbindings to be Displayed in March 

The work of fourteen members of a British group, Designer Bookbinders, will be exhibited in the 
University Research Library from March 1 to 29. The exhibition was previously shown at the Pierpont 

Morgan Library in New York and at the Newberry Library 
in Chicago, and from Los Angeles it will go to London 
for a showing in the Victoria and Albert Museum. 

The exhibition includes fifty-two examples of the 
best work of creative English bookbinding of recent years. 
The Designer Bookbinders work in a traditional craft, 
often executing their bindings in gold and leather, but 
they also have explored new materials and forms. The 
varied techniques used on the bindings illustrate the wide 
scope for artistic expression open to a skillful designer. 
Styles exhibited range from white puckered leather con- 
trasted with dark-blue blind-stamped rectangles, through 
natural vellum, to brilliant gold tooling and a variety of 
other leather toolings. Among the binders whose work is 
featured are Anthony Cains, Sydney Cockerell, Bernard 
Middleton, Edgar Mansfield, and Ivor Robinson. 

A catalogue containing 31 photographs is available 
at $2.75 and may be obtained from the Gifts & Exchange 
Section, Research Library, UCLA, Los Angeles 90024 
(checks to be payable to the Regents of the University 
of California). 




A Friends' Event During the Bookbinding Exhibition 

On Friday evening, March 17, the Friends of the UCLA Library are being invited to the Research 
Library for a buffet supper (preceded by a 'social hour') so that they may have an opportunity to see the 
exhibition of work by the Designer Bookbinders. All Library staff members and their friends are invited 
to attend. The social hour will begin at 6:00 p.m., and the supper at 7:00. At 8:30, a brief program will 
be held in the Department of Special Collections, and will include remarks and commentary on the exhibi- 
tion by Margaret Lecky, Los Angeles bookbinder and instructor in University Extension. The exhibition 
will be on view before and after the evening's events. To make reservations or to obtain further informa- 
tion call 825-1201. 



UCLA Librarian 



Student Book Collection Competitions Are Announced 

UCLA undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to enter the Robert B. Campbell Student 
Book Collection Competitions for 1972. The contest, begun in 1948 by Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, founders 
of Campbell's Book Store in Westwood, and now jointly sponsored by the Friends of the UCLA Library, 
is intended to stimulate student interest in book collecting and reading. Support in the form of addi- 
tional prizes is also provided this year by the Graduate Students Association and the Library Staff Asso- 
ciation. 

Judges of the competitions are Dr. Marcus Crahan, bibliophile and President of the Friends of the 
UCLA Library, James Davis, College Librarian at UCLA, and Agnes Dawson, antiquarian bookseller 
and member of the Friends of the UCLA Library. A broadside giving the rules of the competitions will 
be available soon at any campus library. The closing date for entry is April 7. 

Eighteenth-Century Rarities to be Exhibited in Special Collections 

In conjunction with the annual meeting at UCLA of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century 
Studies, on March 23 to 25, the Exhibit Room of the Department of Special Collections, in the Research 
Library, will display throughout the month of March a selection of rare eighteenth-century materials. 
Manuscripts on display will include an original letter of James Boswell, the manuscript of Henry Mac- 
kenzies's The Man of the World (ca. 1773), and the manuscript of William Newton's A Vindication of the 
Reverend Dr. White -Kennett (written in 1717 and published with changes in 1730). Among the books in the 
exhibition will be the first editions of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary (1755) and Rasselas (1759), Henry 
Fielding's Tom Jones (1749), Sarah Fielding's The Governess (1749), Mrs. Radcliffe's The Mysteries of 
Udolpho (1794), William Beckford's Vathek (1786) and Azema (1797), Tobias George Smollett's Adventures 
of Peregrine Pickle (1751), and a group of rare and unusual novels of the period. 

California Archivists Will Meet at UCLA 

The California Society of Archivists, an organization concerned with the use, acquisition, process- 
ing, and preservation of archives, manuscripts, and special collections which was formed at the 1971 
meeting of the Society of American Archivists in San Francisco, will hold its first annual meeting in 
Rieber Hall on Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25. The program will include a survey of California's 
archival resources and an assessment of the goals and priorities of the organization, with speakers and 
commentators from federal, state, county, city, and private archival institutions throughout the state. 
On Friday evening there will be a reception in the Department of Special Collections, University Re- 
search Library, followed by dinner in the Library Staff Room. Lawrence Clark Powell will speak on his 
experiences as a researcher in California's archival repositories. Further information concerning the 
meeting can be obtained from James Mink, Oral History Program, 136 Powell Library. 

Seminar on English Satire at the Clark Library 

"English Satire" was the theme of the Clark Library invitational seminar which convened on January 
15. Leland H. Carlson, Professor of English History at the University of Southern California, presented 
conclusions based on several years of research in a paper entitled "Martin Marprelate: His Identity and 
Satire." Professor Ronald Paulson, Chairman of the Department of English at the Johns Hopkins Univer- 
sity, considered "Poetry, and Satire, and Pope," an exploration of Alexander Pope's development as a 
poet and satirist. The meeting was moderated by William Frost, Professor of English at the Santa Bar- 
bara campus of the University. 



February, 1972 



Mr. Cox Down Under with a Fulbright-Hays Award 

lames R. Cox, Head of the Circulation Department in the Research Library, has been granted a spe- 
cial leave with pay to accept a Fulbright-Hays Senior Award in Australia from February through Septem- 
ber 1972. His host institutions are the recently established Canberra College of Advanced Education, 
which offers a new and lively professional program in Librarianship, and the Australian-American Educa- 
tional Foundation. During Mr. Cox's absence, Mrs. Frances Rose will be Acting Head of the department. 

Charter of the Book: International Book Year 

Introduction: This declaration of the principles which should guide the treatment of books, both nationally 
and internationally, has been adopted by the international professional organizations of authors, publishers, 
librarians, booksellers and documentalists. These organizations, in association with Unesco, desire with 
this declaration to affirm, on the occasion of International Book Year, that books, as well as related 
materials, should be accorded a position commensurate with the vital role they play in promoting indivi- 
dual fulfilment, social and economic progress, international understanding and peace. They invite other 
international as well as regional and national organizations to associate themselves with this Charter. 

Article I: Everyone has the r,: id. Society has an obligation to ensure that everyone has an op- 

portunity to enjoy the benefit of reading. Since vast portions of the world's population are deprived of 
access to books by inability to read, governments have the responsibility of helping to obliterate the 
scourge of illiteracy. Thev should encourage provision of the printed materials needed to build and main- 
tain the skill of reading. Bilateral and multilateral assistance should be made available, as required, to 
the book professions. The producers and distributors of books, for their part, have the obligation to en- 
sure that the ideas and information thus conveyed continue to meet the changing needs of the reader and 
of society as a whole. 

Article II: Boohs are essential to education. In an era of revolutionary changes in education and far- 
reaching programs for expanded school enrolment, planning is required to ensure an adequate textbook 
component for the development of educational systems. The quality and content of educational books 
need constant improvement in all countries of the world. Regional production can assist national pub- 
lishers in meeting requirements for textbooks as well as for general educational reading materials which 
are particularly needed in school libraries and literacy programs. 

Article III: Society has a special obligation to establish the conditions in which authors can exercise 
their creative role. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that "everyone has the right to 
the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic produc- 
tion of which he is the author." This protection should be also extended to translators, whose work opens 
the horizons of a book beyond linguistic frontiers, thus providing an essential link between authors and 
a wider public. All countries have the right to express their cultural individuality and in so doing pre- 
serve the diversity essential to civilization. Accordingly they should encourage authors in their crea- 
tive role and should through translation provide wider access to the riches contained in the literature of 
other languages, including those of limited diffusion. 

Article IV: A sound publishing industry is essentia! to national ,. ent. In a world in which there 

are sharp disparities in book production, with many countries lacking adequate reading materials, it is 
necessary to plan for the development of national publishing. This requires national initiative and. 
where necessary, international co-operation to help create the infrastructure needed. .The development 
of publishing industries also entails integration with education and economic and social planning; the 
participation of professional organizations, extending in so far as possible across the entire book com- 
munity through institutions such as national book development councils; and long-term, low interest 
financing on a national, bilateral or multilateral basis. 



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Article V: Book manufacturing facilities are necessary to the development of publishing. In their 
economic policies, governments should ensure that necessary supplies and equipment are available for 
the development of an infrastructure for book manufacture, including paper, printing and binding machin- 
ery. The maximum use of national resources, together with eased importation of these supplies and 
equipment, will promote the production of inexpensive and attractive reading materials. Urgent atten- 
tion should also be given to the development of transcriptions of oral languages. Those concerned with 
the manufacture of books should maintain the highest practicable standards of production and design. 
Particular efforts should be made for the manufacture of books for the handicapped. 

Article VI: Booksellers provide a fundamental service as a link between publishers and the reading 
public. In the forefront of efforts to promote the reading habit, booksellers have both cultural and edu- 
cational responsibilities. Thev play a vital role in ensuring that an adequate and well-chosen range of 
books reaches the reading public. Special book post and air freight rates, payment facilities and other 
financial incentives aid them in carrying out this function. 

Article VII: Libraries arc national resources for the transfer of information and knowledge, for the en- 
joyment of wisdom and beauty. Libraries occupy a central position in the distribution of books. They 
are often the most effective means of getting printed matter to the reader. As a public service, they 
promote reading which, in turn, advances individual well-being, life-long education and economic and 
social progress. Library services should correspond to each nation's potentialities and needs. Not 
only in cities, but especially in the vast rural areas which frequently lack book supplies, each school 
and each community should possess at least one library with qualified staff and an adequate book bud- 
get. Libraries are also essential for higher education and scholarly requirements. The development of 
national library networks will enable readers everywhere to have access to book resources. 

Article VIII: Documentation serves books by preserving and making available essential background material. 
Scientific, technical and other specialized books require adequate documentation services. Accordingly, 
such services should be developed with the assistance of governments and all elements of the book com- 
munity. In order that maximum information materials may be available at all times, measures should be 
taken to encourage the freest possible circulation across frontiers of these essential tools. 

Article IX: The free flou of books between countries is an essential supplement to national supplies and 
promotes international understanding. To enable all to share in the world's creativity, the unhampered 
flow of books is vital. Obstacles such as tariffs and taxes can be eliminated through wide-spread appli- 
cation of Unesco agreements and other international recommendations and treaties. Licenses and foreign 
currency for the purchase of books and the raw materials for book-making should be accorded generally, 
and internal taxes and other restraints on trade in books reduced to a minimum. 

Article X: Books serve international understanding and peaceful co-operation. "Since wars begin in the 
minds of men," the Unesco Constitution states, "it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace 
must be constructed." Books constitute one of the major defenses of peace because of their enormous 
influence in creating an intellectual climate of friendship and mutual understanding. All those concerned 
have an obligation to ensure that the content of books promotes individual fulfilment, social and economic 
progress, international understanding and peace. 

Approved at Brussels, 22 October 1971, 

by the Support Committee for International Book Ye 



I Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: William Conway, James Mink, Everett 
Moore, Dino Sanchez, Robert Vosper, Brooke Whiting. 



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Volume 25, Number 3 



March, 1972 



A Unique Set of Valverde's Anatomical Plates 

Mrs. Charles Donald O'Malley has recently presented the Biomedical Library with a remarkable pub- 
lication, one which has high significance both in the history of printing and anatomical illustration and 

in the professional life of the late Professor O'Malley. 
It is a beautiful portfolio containing a unique set of the 
42 anatomical plates from Juan de Valverde's Vivae 
imagines partium corporis humani, printed on special 
paper by the Plantin Press in 1969 from the original cop- 
perplates, four hundred years after the first printing of 
Valverde's work by Christophe Plantin, in 1566. These 
plates, together with other works by Valverde, Vesalius, 
and Gemini from the John A. Benjamin Collection of 
Medical History, are displayed until May 15 in an exhi- 
bition, "Valverde's Anatomical Plates and His Debt to 
Vesalius," which has been mounted on the fourth floor 
of the Biomedical Library. 

The Valverde plates were printed in a single copy 
which was presented to Professor O'Malley in Antwerp 
as a further honor on the evening of September 19, 1969, 
when he was awarded the first Internationale Prijs Eugene 
Baie, which was established by the distinguished Belgian 
historian to be awarded at five-year intervals for an out- 
standing scholarly publication pertaining to Flemish art, 
culture, or individual achievement. For the first award, 
the prize committee considered works published during 
the decade 1957-1967 and selected Professor O'Malley's 
biography of the Flemish physician and anatomist Andreas 
Vesalius of Brussels. 

The appropriateness of reprinting the Valverde plates for this occasion becomes clear from a brief 
review of their complex history. They derived, in fact, both directly and indirectly from Vesalius and 
constitute an intriguing example of the kind of borrowing that occurred frequently in the sixteenth century. 
Because the Vesalian figures were unprecedented in artistic quality and also in anatomical detail and 
accuracy, they were plagiarized repeatedly for more than three centuries. Only two years after the ap- 
pearance of the Fabrica in 1543, the London engraver and instrument-maker Thomas Gemini engraved on 
copper some forty of the woodcuts from the Fabrica and the Epitome and published them together with a 
poorly edited Latin text based on the Epitome. The Gemini plates are said to be among the first copper- 
plate engravings in any English imprint. Two later editions with a medieval English anatomical text were 
published by Gemini in 1553 and 1559- In the following year the young French humanist and physician 




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Jacques Gre'vin visited London and acquired the Gemini copperplates which, together with the Gemini Latin 
text of the Epitome and some additional commentary by Grevin, were issued by the Paris publisher Andre' 
Wechel in 1564 and 1565, and in French translation in 1569- 

Meanwhile the Spanish anatomist Juan de Valverde had published an anatomical treatise in Rome in 
1556, using the Vesalian illustrations in a much reduced and inartistic form plus a few original figures, with 
a text in Spanish, a work later translated into Italian, Latin, and Dutch. The enterprising Christophe Plantin 
of Antwerp entered the picture in 1566 when he published, under the title of Vivae imagines, the forty-two 
Valverde plates in versions which Pierre and Francois Huys had re-engraved on copper in a far more artistic 
manner than the earlier Valverdean plates. Platin took most of the explanatory text for this edition from 
the defective Latin version of Vesalius's Epitome as found in Gemini, and from Grevin's text of 1564. Thus, 
the 1566 edition represents a direct borrowing from Valverde based on Vesalius, and an indirect borrowing 
from Vesalius through Gemini and Grevin. A Flemish translation of this hybrid appeared in 1568, while a 
Spanish translation prepared in manuscript by Plantin in 1576 was not published then but has recently been 
issued in facsimile. 

The Biomedical Library is indeed fortunate to have in its collection not only the first and various later 
editions of Vesalius, the 1545 Latin and 1559 English editions of Gemini (and Professor O'Malley's anno- 
tated facsimile edition of the 1553 Gemini), but also the 1556, 1560, and 1586 editions of Valverde 's ana- 
tomical treatise. Five of these great works were among the gifts of Dr. and Mrs. John A. Benjamin, Jr. 
To these are now added, thanks to the great generosity of Mrs. O'Malley, the unique copy of the plates from 
Valverde's 1566 Vivae imagines. 

M. G. 



Cartography Seminar at the Clark Library 

"Some Aspects of Seventeenth-Century English Cartography" was the subject of a Clark Library invita- 
tional seminar held on March 4. Jeannette D. Black, Curator of Maps in the John Carter Brown Library at 
Brown University, spoke on "Mapping the English Colonies in North America: The Beginnings." With the 
aid of slides, she showed the types of maps developed for these areas from those prepared on the basis of 
voyages of discovery, the maps of colonial promoters, and surveys of land holdings within the colonies. 
Thomas R. Smith, Chairman of the Department of Geography-Meteorology at the University of Kansas, de- 
scribed and illustrated the output of a group of chartmakers who worked near London, in his paper on "Manu- 
script and Printed Sea Charts of Seventeenth-Century London: The Case of the Thames School." The meet- 
ing was moderated by Norman J. W. Thrower, Professor of Geography at UCLA. 

New Library Publications 

Changing Taste in Eighteenth-Century Art and Literature, comprising papers read at an invitational 
seminar last April, has been published by the Clark Library. Included are "The Art of Piranesi: Looking 
Backward into the Future," by Robert Etheridge Moore, and '"Such, Such Were the Joys': The Boyhood of 
the Man of Feeling," by Jean H. Hagstrum. Earl Miner has provided the Introduction. Copies are available 
on request from the Clark Library, 2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018. 

Robert Vosper's Report of the University Librarian to the Chancellor for the Years 1969/70 & 1970/71 
has now been published. Copies have been distributed to the Library staff, to the Friends of the UCLA Li- 
brary, and to deans and departmental chairmen. Faculty members and others wishing to have the Report may 
obtain it at the Reference Desk in the Research Library or, by mail, from the Gifts and Exchange Division. 



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Forthcoming Exhibitions in the Research Library 

The life of the late Stanley Morison, typographical advisor to the Monotype Corporation in London, 
editor of The Fleuron from 1923 to 1930, and author of many books on printing, typography, and medieval 
and humanistic manuscripts, will be commemorated in an exhibition in the Research Library from April 
3 to June 18. A large part of this exhibit is on loan from the personal collection of Albert Sperisen, of 
San Francisco, while other materials are being lent by Jacob Zeitlin and Ward Ritchie, both of Los An- 
geles. The materials lent by Mr. Sperisen were displayed at the Book Club of California in San Francisco 
last fall. 

In conjunction with the 47th meeting of the Mediaeval Academy of America, to be held at UCLA on 
April 13 to 15, the Library is showing an exhibition of medieval manuscripts in the Department of Special 
Collections from April 3 to June 18. Important items from private collections, institutional libraries, and 
booksellers will be on display together for the first time, together with medieval manuscripts from the 
Biomedical Library and the Department of Special Collections. 

Short-Term Parking Facility at URL 

A partial answer to the requests we frequently receive for curbside book-return facilities for campus 
libraries has now been provided through installation of a new metered parking area near the University 
Research Library for the convenience of short-term visitors to the Library. Entrance to the area is from 
Circle Drive North at Stone Canyon Road, adjoining the entrance to Lot J. 

A few spaces limited to 15-minute parking are available at fifteen cents. Ten spaces are limited to 
37j^ minutes, and nine spaces provide one hour. The rate for all spaces is ten cents per 15 minutes, or 
forty cents for a full hour. 

Although the new parking facility will not provide the full convenience of curbside book-drop facili- 
ties, for which we have not yet been able to develop feasible facilities and adequate distribution proced- 
ures, it will at least provide for more convenient access to the Research Library at lower cost than formerly 
was available. The Campus Parking Service is planning to make other such facilities available at other 
points on the campus where space can be provided. 

Drought in Rainy England 

"Many librarians over the past few years must have felt like farmers in the outback during a drought. 
Hoping for rain but not expecting it and seeing their animals becoming emaciated and even dying off; try- 
ing to save the cattle and horses, at the expense perhaps of some sheep. For price rises, especially in 
periodicals, have outweighed any increases in allocation and librarians have had to look for economies 
in other areas in order to keep journal subscriptions alive. . . . This state of affairs is particularly dis- 
tressing since it is clear that the Library is being more intensively used by students." (From the 1970/71 
Report of the University of Birmingham Librarian.) 

Faculty Support for the Library 

I should like to support wholeheartedly Professor Milton Anastos' excellent letter concerning the 
dangers which our Library faces because of the shortsighted curtailment of its budget. This Library has 
been and still is of incalculable value to the University community and to the people of the State of Cal- 
ifornia. It deserves a concerted effort to prevent irremediable damage. I, too, enclose my check for the 
Century Club for the UCLA Library. 

Gerhart B. Ladner 
Professor of History 



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Personnel Notes 

Miss Diane Kennedy, a member of the staff since 1966, has been appointed Head of the Serials De- 
partment in the University Research Library. She succeeds Mr. Donald Coombs, who has left to become 
Assistant Librarian for Technical Processes at USC. 

Mr. J. M. Edelstein, Humanities Bibliographer and a Lecturer in the School of Library Service, on 
July 1 will take up a newly created position as Chief Librarian of the National Gallery of Art in Washing 
ton, D.C. 



Publications and Activities 

Rudolf Engelbarts, former Head of the Catalog Department, is the author of Books in Stir: A Biblio- 
graphic Essay about Prison Libraries and about Books Written by Prisoners and Prison Employees, which 
has been published by the Scarecrow Press. (The book "ain't got nothin' to do with teaspoons, baby," 
says the Wilson Library Bulletin in a highly favorable note.) 

Lawrence Clark Powell's article on "John E. Goodwin: Founder of the UCLA Library, An Essay 
Toward a Biography," which originally appeared in the July 1971 issue of The Journal of Library History, 
has been reprinted as a booklet for distribution to members of the Friends of the UCLA Library. 

J. M. Edelstein read a paper on "The Poet as Reader: Wallace Stevens and His Books" on January 
28 at the New York annual meeting of the Bibliographical Society of America. 

Rosemary Neiswender has contributed 28 critical reviews to the Library Journal during 1971, including 
reviews of works by such writers as Mikhail Bulgakov, St. -John Perse, Georg Lukacs, Gorki, Solzhenitsyn, 
Apollinaire, Lorca, Dostoevsky, R. D. Laing, Lev Shestov, Nabokov, and Octavio Paz. 

Several Library staff members were featured speakers at the Universal Resources Information Sym- 
posium, held on February 23 at the Sheraton-Universal Hotel in North Hollywood under the sponsorship of 
the Coordinating Council of Library Organizations. The UCLA librarians and their topics were: Angeline 
Durso, "Medline: MEDLARS On-Line Citation Retrieval Service," Lorraine Mathies, "Data Bases for ERIC, 
Datrix, and Psychological Abstracts," Mary Ryan, "The United States Census on Computer," and Johanna 
Tallman, "The History of the Technical Report: 1700 BC+. " 

Bill Bergeron's comic strip "Snow Queen Ego Capsizer V-8 Teen Lone Womanizer Blues" has been 
published in the March issue of Creem. 

Richard Hudson's article on "The Folia Dance and the Folia Formula in Seventeenth-Century Guitar 
Music" has been published in the 1971 annual volume of Musica Disciplina. 

Robert Collison has reviewed Librarianship and Literature: Essays in Honour of Jack P afford, edited 
by A. T. Milne, for the January issue of the Journal of Library History. 

Charlotte Georgi's review of the Harvard Business School Baker Library's Core Collection: An Author 
and Subject Guide, 1971-72 appears in the Library Journal for February 1. 

Janet Ziegler has been named Chairman of the Subcommittee on Bibliography of the American Historical 
Association's American Committee on the History of the Second World War. 



' ' LA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: William Conway, Martha Gnudi, Everett 
Moore, Robert Vosper, Brooke Whiting. 



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Harlequinades 

In the year 1650 there was printed in London "by E. Alsop for 
T. Dunster" a little oblong book of crude woodcuts and moralistic 
doggerel entitled The Beginning, Progress and End of MAN. If not 
intended primarily for children, as seems likely, it surely was ad- 
dressed to simple folk and probably was sold from the chapman's 
pack. The book opens with Adam and ends with a skeleton and a 
comment upon the vanity of the world, thus living up to its title. 
But, in between, a variety of wonders are disclosed, with morals 
somehow squeezed in to make a properly edifying emblem book. 
The booklet is made with flaps which the reader is instructed to 
turn up or down, transforming the woodcuts, sometimes into a half- 
man and half-beast, and uncovering a new verse each time. This 
earliest-known example of the turn-up book, lately called Harlequin- 
ade, or another like it must have been the prototype for No. 1 of 
the series of fifteen turn-ups of Robert Sayer, who also published 
and sold prints, drawing books, and maps from his shop at No. 53, 
Fleet-Street, in London. 

The late d'Alte' Welch (whose wonderful collection of early 
English children's books came to UCLA last year as a gift of Mrs. 
Welch) believed the latter to have been the case, and he dates at 
1765-1766 the earliest of Sayer's turn-ups, which was entitled Adam 
and Eve, Etc. in the publisher's catalogue of 1774. No copy is 
known of Adam and Eve, unfortunately, and the notion is taken from 
the title alone that its subject matter is similar to the 1650 Puritan 
production of Alsop. For the remaining fourteen of Sayer's turn-up 
books are primarily entertainments, not solemn warnings, and seem 
to be based upon actual London theatrical performances. There are 
traces of the commedia dell' 'arte in the costumes and characters 
— Harlequin and Columbine are the principals in many of them — and 
in several instances location of the theatrical performance is men- 
tioned in the booklet's cartouche. 



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Such is the case with UCLA's copy of Goody Two Shoes, or Harlequin Alabaster, in which it is 
stated: "as performed at Sadler's Wells . . . T. Hughes, London, Pub. Aug. 1, 1803." theater historian 
George Speaight has given it as his opinion that some of these theatrical Harlequinades are important as 
the only surviving relics of the pantomime of the London theater during the period 1765 to 1820. Our late 
good friend, Mr. I. K. Fletcher of London, concurred in this. 



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Because Harlequin appears in the title of so many of them, Percy Muir, the English bibliographer 
and historian of English children's books, has dubbed them Harlequinades, and the name seems likely to 
stick. Sayer and other publishers, however, called them turn-ups or Harlequin books. Whatever they are 
called, the English productions ought not to be confused with the American booklets of identical format 
which, curiously enough, flourished about the same years. 

The American production, as in the case of the English, is a direct descendant of Alsop's seventeenth- 
century booklet and was first published anonymously in Philadelphia, ca. 1787, according to Welch. In a 
Philadelphia 1807 edition, the author's name for the first time appears on a title page as Benjamin Sands, 
and the title is given as Metamorphosis, or a transformation of pictures, with poetical explanations: for 
the amusement of young persons. (Under this heading the numerous editions are listed in d'Alte' Welch's 
.1 Bibliography of American Children's Books.) Sands' book, an adaptation of the rather grim Alsop pro- 
duction, is known by 37 editions listed in Welch as published in the United States prior to 1821. None of 
the many jolly English titles was ever produced in America, and in fact no other American turn-up book ap- 
pears in Welch. The editions of Sands' Metamorphosis follow the Alsop book further in that they are letter- 
press printing with woodcut illustrations, whereas the English turn-up is engraved throughout. 

Lists, compiled by d'Alte' Welch and by the present writer, of English Harlequinades or turn-ups, 
known either by actual copies or by publishers' advertisements, have been combined to add up to a total 
of 135 editions. Of these editions, to our present knowledge, there are extant copies of only 37. Some 
of them, particularly certain of the Robert Sayer's titles, were reprinted a number of times from the origi- 
nal engraved plates (look for dates in watermarks) and are not so rare. Nineteen, however, appear to be 
unique, and this includes the four which the Friends of the UCLA Library attempted to buy at Sotheby's 
on March 14. The highly gratifying results of that auction (the Friends got three of the four!) were an- 
nounced by Dr. Marcus Crahan, President of the Friends, at the annual dinner of the group, held in the 
Faculty Center on March 17. 

This will bring to 21 the number of English turn-ups or Harlequinades now in the UCLA collection 
(the Library also has nine with American imprints). I believe that no other library has more than a half- 
dozen examples, although one never knows for sure what might be in the collections of the British Museum. 
In private hands, to my knowledge, there is one rival for UCLA, namely Mr. Percy Muir. whose score is 
also 21, if our records, which came to us from Dr. Welch, are correct. 

W. J.S. 



Awards for Winning Student Book Collections 

The public is invited to attend the awards program for the 1972 Robert B. Campbell Student Book 
Collection Competitions, to be held on April 20 at 2 p.m. in the Department of Special Collections exhi- 
bition room, on Floor A of the Research Library. Dr. Marcus Crahan, President of the Friends of the UCLA 
Library, will be the principal speaker, and the judges will announce the contest winners. Guests will 
have the opportunity to meet the student contestants and to examine displays of the book collections. 



Meeting on Eighteenth-Century Studies Is Held at the Clark Library 

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library served as the location for one of the programs of the 
Third Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies which convened at UCLA 
on March 23 to 25. On March 25, buses brought participants in a symposium on "The Dance in Early 
Highteenth-Century Europe" from Rieber Hall to the Library. Professor Shirley Wynne, of Ohio State Uni- 
versity, spoke on "Images of Eighteenth-Century Dance," and Wendy Hilton, a dancer from London, told 
of her experiences in "A Personal Discovery of Baroque Dance." Professor Karl Geiringer, of the Santa 
Barbara campus of the University, was the commentator. An exhibition of works by eighteenth-century 
women authors and of music of the eighteenth century was prepared for the occasion. 



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UCLA Library Publications in Print 

The following Library publications may be obtained, unless otherwise noted, from the Gifts and Ex- 
change Section, University of California Library, Los Angeles, California 90024. Requests should be ac- 
companied by payment for the amount due, plus sales tax for California purchasers. Checks should be 
made payable to The Regents of the University of California. 

Bruman, Henry J. Alexander von Humboldt & the Exploration of the American West. 1971. 10 pp. 5 illus. 

$2.00. 
Collison, Robert. The Annals of Abstracting, 1665-1970. 1971. 54 pp. S2.00. (Order from School of 

Library Service, UCLA.) 
Dixon. Elizabeth I. The Oral History Program at UCLA: A Bibliography. 1966. 30 pp. SI. 00. 
Dudlev. Miriam Sue. Chicano Library Program. (UCLA Library Occasional Paper no. 17.) 1970. 85 pp. 

16 illus. S2.00. 

Finger. Frances L. Catalogue of the Incunabula in the Elmer Belt Library of Yinciana. 1971. 80 pp. 
Frontis. Limited edition for the Friends of the UCLA Library. Trade edition. SI 5.00. (Order from 
Ward Ritchie Press. 3044 Riverside Drive. Los Angeles, California 90039.) 

Hartzell, James, and Richard Zumwinkle. Kenneth Rexroth: A Checklist of His Published Writings. 

196 - . 6~ pp. 10 illus. S2.00. 
Lodge, Ardis. A Guide to Research Mitt rials for Graduate Students. 1964. 29 pp. SI. 00. 
MacCann. Donnarae. The < < Artist, & the Book. 1963. 18 pp. 10 illus. $1.00. 

Mink. James V. The Papt r Cn leral William Starke Rosecrans and the Rosecrans Family: \ (.,- : ! 

Collection Mil. (UCLA Library Occasional Paper no. 12.) 1961. 39 pp. 6 illus. SI. 00. 

Montagu, Ashley, and John C. Lilly. The Dolphin in History: Papers Delivered at a Symposium at the 
Clark Library. 1963- 55 pp. 9 illus. $2.00. 

O'Malley, C. D.. and Martha Teach Gnudi. The John A. Benjamin Collection of S\cdical History: ( 
logue & First Supplement. Second printing , 1968. 56,9 pp. SI. 00. 

Powell, Lawrence Clark, ed. Libraries in the Southwest: Their Growth- Strength -Needs. (UCLA Li- 
brary Occasional Paper no. 3.) Second printing. 1961. 45 pp. SI. 00. 

Powell. Lawrence Clark, comp. The Southwest of the Bookman: Essays from Various Sources. (UCLA 
LibraryOccasionalPaperno.il.) 1959- 60 pp. SI. 00. 

Revitt. Paul J. The George Pullcn Jackson Collection of Southern Hymnody: A Bibliography. (UCLA 
Library Occasional Paper no. 13.) 1964. 26 pp. SI. 00. 

Serials Currently Received at UCLA. July 1,1970. 2 vols. S20.00. (Order from the Serials Department. ) 

Serials Holdings List. UCLA Biomedical Library. July 1971. 286 pp. S4.50. (Order from the Biomedi- 
cal Library.) 

Smith, David R. Jack Benny Checklist: Radio, Tele, n Pictures, Books and Articles. 1970. 

33 pp. SI. 00. 

Smith, David. R. The Monitor & the Werrimac: A Bibliography. 1968. (UCLA Library Occasional Paper 
no. 15.) 35 pp. 12 illus. S1.00. 

Thrower. Norman J. W. Captain James (oak 6 His Voyages of Discovery in the Pacific. 1970. 12 pp. 

17 illus. S2.00. 

Toch. Ernst. Placed as a Link in This Chain: A Mi Observations. 1971. 27 pp. 2 port. S3-00. 

Yogler, Richard A. An Oliver Twist Exhibition, a Memento for the Dickens Centennial. 1970: An Essay. 

1970. 16 pp. 10 illus. SI. 00. 
Watson. George. CBEL: The Making < ige Bibliography. 1965. 13 pp. SI. 00. 

Wickes, George. Aldous Huxley at I ( LA: A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Aldous Huxley Collec- 
with the Texts of Three Unpublished Letters. 1964. 36 pp. 10 illus. S2.00. 



18 UCLA Librarian 



Buddhist Donations to the Oriental Library 

The Los Angeles Buddhist Federation has presented, for the last thirteen years, an annual gift of 
$~00 to the Oriental Library for the purchase of books on Buddhism. These gifts are the outgrowth of ef- 
forts bv Ensho Ashikaga, Professor of Oriental Languages, to promote closer relations between UCLA 
and the local Japanese Buddhist community. To acknowledge the generous gift, the Library and the De- 
partment of Oriental Languages invited the following church leaders to visit the Oriental Library in its 
new quarters: Rev. Hoshin Fujikado, Senshin Buddhist Church; Bishop Ryoho Fujiwara, Nichiren Bud- 
dhist Temple; Bishop Horyu Ito, Higashi Hangwanji; Rev. Wako Kato, Long Beach Buddhist Church; Rev. 
Ryuei Masuoka and Rev. Norimoto, Nishi Hangwanji Rafu Betsuin; Bishop Reikai Nozaki, Jodoshu Betsuin: 
Bishop Seitsu Takahashi. Koyasan Temple; and Bishop Kenko Yamashita, Zenshuji. Hosts at a luncheon 
at the Faculty Center were Professors Ashikaga, Kenneth Chan, and Richard Rudolph, of the Department 
of Oriental Languages, and Robert Vosper, Everett Moore, and Man-Hing Chen, of the Library. 

Over the years, more than two thousand volumes dealing with art, archeology, literature, and history 
related to Buddhism have been purchased with funds from these generous Buddhist donors. The Buddhist 
resources in the Oriental Library have been enhanced considerably by such additions to the collections. 
Some examples are on display in the exhibition cases located at the Oriental Library entrance on the 
>nd floor of the Research Librarv. 



Librarian's Notes 

At a heartwarming testimonial banquet at the Ambassador Hotel on March 18 in honor of the retire- 
ment of Louis Epstein, founder of the Pickwick Bookshops, there was much fascinating recollection of 
Mr Epstein's long and significant role in American bookselling. It was pleasant for me to remember, 
among many experiences, his considerable generosity in 1961 when he was closing out the second-hand 
part of his famous Hollywood Boulevard store. At that time we were making a special effort to build up 
the book stock of the College Library so that it might move into its expanded quarters on completion of 
the new University Research Librarv. Mr. Epstein allowed us to select something over 7", 000 volumes, a 
substantial addition to the general reading collections of the College Library. 

R. V. 



I ( I. \ Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Librarv, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 

'•' Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Man-Hing Chen. William Conway, Dino 
Sanchez. Wilbur J. Smith, Robert Vosper. 



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Summary of Dante's Commedia by his son, J acopo di 
Dante, vellum manuscript, 14th century. (Department 
of Special Collections, UCLA) 



Exhibition of Medieval Manuscripts 

One of the finest exhibits of medieval manuscripts 
to be shown in recent years in Southern California is 
now on display in the Department of Special Collec- 
tions, through June 18. The exhibition consists of 
manuscripts in Southern California collections both 
private and public and was assembled to honor the 
joint meeting on the UCLA campus, in April, of the 
Medieval Association of the Pacific and the Mediaeval 
Academy of America. It points to the real wealth of 
medieval research materials in collections such as 
that of Mr. Robert B. Honeyman, Jr., of San Juan 
Capistrano, Dr. Irwin J. Pincus of Beverly Hills, the 
Edward Lawrence Doheny Memorial Library in Cama- 
rillo, the libraries of UC Santa Barbara and the Uni- 
versity of Southern California, the Benjamin collec- 
tion at UCLA, and a host of smaller collections. 

Among the books of specific interest are a group 
of twelfth- and thirteenth-century northern European 
Bibles, including a large English twelfth-century 
Bible with two texts of the Psalms — one a transla- 
tion from the Hebrew, the other representing the Vul- 
gate—and two small early-thirteenth-century portable 
Bibles which were probably the product of Parisian 
shops. 



The exhibition also points out new discoveries 
that have been made recently in books in private 
hands. Among these is a hitherto unknown thirteenth-century manuscript of Michael Scot's translation of 
Aristotle On Animals, owned by Robert Honeyman. This is one of three copies of the work which contains 
a marginal note by Michael describing the passsge of uterine stones by a certain Bolognese woman brought 
to him by his landlady in 1220. Another is a manuscript of Arnald of Villanova's Mirror of Medicine, now 
owned by Irwin J. Pincus, containing a note, erased but legible under ultraviolet, in which an early owner 
of the book provides new information about Arnald's birthplace. 

The books range in date from the ninth to the sixteenth century. Among the oldest are a ninth-century 
manuscript of Gregory's Moralia on Job, bearing the inscription of an early owner "Werinhcrus episcopus," 
and two mid-twelfth-century English books, Zacharias' Harmony of the Gospels from Abbotsbury and the 



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letters of St. Paul from Winchecombe Abbey. These and a splendid example of the revival of illumination 
and penmanship by Burne Jones and William Morris were lent by the Library of St. John's Seminary 
in Camarillo. 

The number of books from medieval England serves to remind one of the source that supplied North 
American collectors in this and the last century. Besides those English books mentioned above, there 
is a fine Psalter from Syon Abbey, loaned by Jacob Zeitlin, and an early-fourteenth-century English law- 
yer's pocket book containing Magna Carta and the statutes issued under Edward I, loaned by Paul Webster. 

Among the fifteenth-century materials, German books stand out. There are two volumes still in their 
monastic bindings from St. Peter's Abbey and the Charterhouse in Erfurt, exhibited with the description 
of the Charterhouse book in the fifteenth-century catalogue of the house. Four working handbooks of fif- 
teenth-century German physicians, now part of the Benjamin collection at UCLA, provide a fascinating 
view of the everyday work of this profession in the later Middle Ages. 

The books in the exhibit, of which only a few are mentioned here, represent a myriad of aspects of 
medieval life, among them biblical and patristic authority, liturgy and devotion, cathedral school and uni- 
versity, medieval science and translation, the professions of law and medicine, charters and rent rolls, 
and fifteenth-century illumination and humanistic script. They underscore again the breadth and vitality 
of that period, and they ably reveal the fascination it has held for generations of scholars and laymen 
alike. 

Richard Rouse 
Department of History 



Fellow of the Clark Library 

Frank L. Huntley, Professor of English at the University of Michigan and author of works on Sir 
Thomas Browne and John Dryden, will be in residence as Fellow of the Clark Library through August, 
^'hile at the Library, he will be pursuing research on the life and writings of Joseph Hall, Bishop of Nor- 
wich (1574-1656). Professor Huntley will be available for consultation with graduate students and faculty 
by appointment, which may be made by calling the Clark Library at 731-8529- 

Acquisitions on Microfilm 

American Negro periodicals and newspapers recently acquired on microfilm include: Abbott's Monthly, 
of Chicago, volumes 1 to 7, 1930-1933, on three reels of film (the editor, Robert S. Abbott, pioneered in 
the use of headlines and other techniques of mass circulation); the New York Colored American, a news- 
paper, 1840-1841, on one reel; Negro Worker, of Paris, volumes 1 to 7, 1931-1937, on one reel (the official 
organ of the International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers, which aimed to organize revolutionary 
unions in Africa, the West Indies, and elsewhere); and the New York Negro World, a newspaper, 1920-1923, 
on one reel. 

Also recently obtained on microfilm are Entr' acte, a leading London journal of the musical and theatri- 
cal professions, 1870-1907, on 33 reels; three additional manuscript notebooks of the Papers of Ludwig 
Wittgenstein, on one reel, to supplement our present holdings; W. E. R. Dubois, A Bibliography, by Paul 
G. Partington, on one reel; and Studies of Music in the Middle Ages, two reels of film reproducing out-of- 
print and rare books. 

S. M. 



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Awards for Winning Book Collections 

Three undergraduate students and four graduate students received awards in the 24th annual Robert 
B. Campbell Student Book Collection Competitions this year. First place in the undergraduate division 
was awarded to Patricia Rempe, a psychology major, for her collection on "Parapsychology and the Occult 
Sciences," for which she receives SI 25 in books from Campbell's Book Store. In the graduate division 
there was a tie for first place: Elliot Mittler, a graduate student in management, with his collection on 
"Five Decades of Illustrated Surrealist Books 1920-70," and James Puterbaugh, a medical student, with 
his collection on "Bees and Beekeeping." They will divide the first and second prizes of SI 2 5 and $50 
in cash. 

Second prize in the undergraduate division, $50 in books, was won by Herb Byron and Michael Pember- 
ton. majoring in English and political science respectively, for their joint collection of "Comic Books in 
the Golden Age and Marvel Renaissance." The third-place award of $25 in books went to David Ginsburg, 
an undergraduate in political science and Slavic languages (and a student assistant in the Public Affairs 
Service), for "Russian Linguistics: Reference and Readings." In the graduate division the third-place 
prize of $25 was awarded to Franklin Spellman, a graduate student in English, for his entry of "Unusual 
Editions of Lord Dunsany's Works." Mr. Spellman also won a special award of $25 for another collection, 
"Materials Toward a History of Witchcraft." A second special award of $25 went to Toby Solorzano, Jr.. 
a graduate student in industrial relations, for his collection on "Chicanismo." 

Ms. Rempe's collection on parapsychology is currently on exhibit in the Rotunda of the College Li- 
brary. The two first-place collections in the graduate division, Mr. Puterbaugh's on bees and Mr. Mittler's 
on illustrated surrealist books, are exhibited in display cases located just inside the east front doors of 
the Research Library. 

At the awards program, held in the Department of Special Collections on April 20, Dr. Marcus Crahan, 
President of the Friends of the UCLA Library, made the presentations. Dr. Crahan, antiquarian bookseller 
Agnes Dawson, and College Librarian James Davis were the judges for the competitions. 

Maximillian Novak is Named Clark Library Professor for 1973/74 

Profeesor of English Maximillian E. Novak has been appointed by Chancellor Young to the Clark Li- 
brary Professorship for 1973/74, the fifth year of its establishment. He will succeed Norman J. W. Thrower, 
Professor of Geography, who will hold the chair in 1972/73. This year's incumbent is Earl Miner, Profes- 
sor of English. 

In his letter of acceptance Professor Novak reported that "I still remember the pleasure I felt on my 
first visit to the Clark some nineteen years ago, when I was in my second year of graduate school, and I 
have never lost a certain joy at viewing that wonderful Georgian building in the middle of Los Angeles." 

From that beginning, which led to a UCLA doctoral dissertation in 1958 on Daniel Defoe, Professor 
Novak has become a major student of Defoe. The University of California Press published his Economics 
and the fiction of Daniel Defoe in 1962 and Oxford his Defoe and the Nature of Wan in 1963- Professor 
Novak has recently been appointed General Editor for the Defoe edition sponsored by the Southern Illinois 
University Press. 

During these last nineteen years he has also become an essential member of the Clark Library family. 
In 1966 he presented a Clark Seminar paper, in company- with the late Professor Herbert J. Davis of Oxford, 
on Irony in Defoe and Swift, and in 1971, together with Professor Aubrey Williams, he dealt with Congreve 
Consider" d. Last year Twayne Publishers issued Professor Novak's biographical and critical study of 
William < ongn i e. As one of the General Editors of the Augustan Reprint Society at the Clark Library, he 



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has not onlv fostered that prestigious program but has personally edited volumes in its series, most nota- 
bly in 1968 Settle's The Empress of Morocco and Its Critics. The great California edition of Dryden's 
works, issued from the Clark Library, also calls on Professor Novak's critical skills. He edited Volume 
X and will also do Volume XIII, both on Dryden's plays. He was associate editor of Volume XVII, just 
recently published. 

Although he began his full-time teaching career with three years at the University of Michigan. Maxi- 
millian Novak's distinguished career as student and teacher has centered at UCLA, with such scholarly 
interruptions as a Fulbright Fellowship in 1955/57, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1965-66. and the award- 
ing of an Oxford University D. Phil, degree in 1961. The Clark Library is fructified by such men as Pro- 
fessor Novak. 

R. V. 



Lilly Toch, 1892-1972 

Lilly Toch, wife of the late composer Ernst Toch, died on April 19 at the age of 80. She was born 
in Vienna, where she first met Toch, a recognized young musician. The Tochs spent the first years of 
their married life in Mannheim and Heidelberg while he completed his doctoral studies. When they moved 
to Berlin in the late 1920's, Toch had already become one of Germany's foremost contemporary composers. 
In 1932 Mrs. Toch accompanied her husband on a concert tour, sponsored by Pro Musica, of its American 
chapter cities, including Los Angeles, and when the Tochs fled Nazi Germany in 1933, after stays in Paris 
and London and a brief association with Alvin Johnson's New School for Social Research in New York, 
they settled in Los Angeles, eventually making their permanent home in Santa Monica, where he began 
his career anew. 

After her husband's death in 1964, Mrs. Toch committed herself to promoting an increased awareness 
and appreciation of his music and ideas. As a result of discussions with her, the UCLA Music Library 
established a special Toch Archive, containing original manuscripts, printed scores, published writings, 
disc and tape recordings of his compositions, and other papers and documents relating to his life. Since 
its dedication in December 1967, the Archive has been greatly enlarged both through through the Library's 
acquisition program and by Mrs. Toch's generous gifts of holograph scores and personal papers. The 
Friends of the UCLA Library have actively supported the Archive and in 1971 published a booklet of se- 
lected essays by Ernst Toch, Placed as a Link in This Chain: A Medley of Observations. 

Last August the Oral History Program in cooperation with the Music Library initiated a project to 
record Lilly Toch's reminiscences as a supplement to the Archive. Interviews completed shortly before 
her death not only provide new insights into Toch the man but give a clear picture of Lilly Toch and her 
contribution to that life. In one session, when asked about her role, she said simply, "We had a very tight 
community of interests, of ideas, and it was for me such a given and undisputable necessity to put myself. 
with what I could, to his needs. All those needs were common needs, and all those problems were com- 
mon problems. ... I could help in certain ways and I could take a certain load, which otherwise would 
have fallen on him, off his hands. That I could do. and I did." The Ernst Toch Archive, a center for 
scholarly study, continues fittingly as a memorial to her dedication. 

B. G. 



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Seventeenth-Century Distance Maps by John Adams 

The modern road map, of which more than two hundred million copies are distributed annually in the 
United States, has an interesting ancestry that can be traced to the beginnings of cartography. However, 
a distinctive feature of many present-day route maps — the recording of distances between places on the 
map itself — appears to have originated in England during the second half of the seventeenth century. 
This was a period of decline in cartography in the Low Countries, which had dominated European mapping 
in the preceding century. Meanwhile new cartographic concepts were being developed in England and 
France, encouraged by the recently-formed scientific societies in those countries. 



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A new and important acquisition of the Clark Library, a collection of seventeenth- and eighteenth- 
century distance maps of England and Wales by John Adams (flourished 1680) or derived from his models, 
illustrates these ideas. An interesting methodology is used on the maps for expressing routes, and Adams's 
work, generally, illustrates the attempt to measure more precisely features on the earth, a fundamental as- 
pect of the cartography of the Scientific Revolution. The maps were added to the Clark collections as a 
result of the highly successful buying trip in England last year by Mrs. Edna C. Davis. 

The cartographic work of Adams has been overshadowed by that of his older contemporary John Ogilby, 
King's Cosmographer and Geographic Printer under Charles the Second. Ogilby is remembered primarily 
as the author of Britannia, first published in 1675, which consists of strip road maps of the major post 
highways from London to the main provincial towns. On Ogilby's maps distances between successive 
places on a given linear route are indicated. By contrast, the maps of Adams show distances between all 
significant nearest neighboring towns in normal areal relationship. The result is a representation, more 
or less spatially correct, with readily recognizable outlines and geographical details. 

Little is known of John Adams beyond what is contained in the preface of his Index V Maris: or an 
Alphabetical Tabic of all the Cities, S\arket-Towns, Parishes, Villages, and Private Seats in England and 
'titles, dated 1680. This gazetteer contains some 24,000 place-name entries, beside each of which are data 
on location (including longitude from London, and latitude), ratable value, estates, etc. Although not the 
earliest such compilation of the Kingdom, the Index Yillaris is the most complete gazetteer of the country 
up to its time and the first in which all places in the entire area are arranged alphabetically. For this work 
Adams employed Gregory King (formerly assistant to Ogilby, deceased 1676), who brought with him carto- 
graphic expertise and who searched the Hearth Rolls and other sources for information. 

Adams was a barrister of the Inner- Temple, as indicated on the title page of his Index Yillaris. In 
the preface he notes that he became interested in the matter of distances between places for a very practi- 
cal reason. An acquaintance of his was concerned with the distribution of fish from a port on the coast of 
Wales to distant markets. As the result of his investigations into this problem Adams compiled a large 
map which he had engraved and advertised for sale in the Philosophical Transactions of May, 1677. The 
map was criticized for its selection of settlements (which led Adams to prepare the Index Yillaris with its 
greater number of places), as well as for its lack of hydrography. Such information Adams felt was ex- 
traneous to the purpose of his map but, nevertheless, he published an edition on a reduced scale with rivers 
added, in 1679. This map, Angliae Totius Tabula, cum distantis notioribus in Itinerantium usum accomodata. 
a. two-sheet reduction of the larger work, was apparently engraved by Gregory King and is the earliest of 
the maps in the recent purchase. 

The Clark Library copy (see accompanying illustration), measuring some 30 by 36 inches, is mounted 
on linen. It contains a dedication to King Charles II in an elaborate cartouche surmounted by the royal 
arms. Other decoration includes that around the smaller insets and the borders. Enclosed within these 
is an alphabetized table of cities and towns of England and Wales with map references, distance from London, 
longitude from London, and latitude. The table, of nearly eight hundred entries, is in two panels, one on 
either side of the map. On the map itself places are differentiated by symbols: cities (the seats of bishops), 
double-line oblongs; important market towns, single-line oblongs; or other places, single-line ellipses 
(ovals). However, the original feature of the map is the indication of directions explained by Adams in 
an inset box as follows: "The design of the map is to give an account of roads and distances without 
scale [the map lacks conventional verbal and geographical scales] or compass. Roads are represented 
by straight parallel lines [indicating bearings of a place from its neighbors j and the post roads by prickt 
lines. Distances are put in circles as from London to Barnet 20 miles." The Clark Library copy of this 
1679 distance map (not to be confused with a trafficability map) is in excellent condition with beautiful 
hand-coloring executed, it is believed, shortly after it was printed. 

Important as this earlier example of Adams cartography may be, a more impressive part of the purchase 
is a twelve-sheet map on the same subject engraved by Philip Lea and advertised in the Term Catalogue 



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for June 1699- This map is dedicated to King William III (his joint sovereign Mary II had died in 1694). 
Each of the twelve sheets measures 18% by 26 inches and makes up into a map of England and Wales 
"full six foot square" (as Adams says of his first map before reduction). This scale permits much more 
detail than is found in the two-sheet version. A greater number of settlements appear on the later, larger 
map, and there are therefore more distance indications, including those in the adjacent parts of Scotland, 
which are not a feature of the earlier work. Also on the 1699 version the more important land-forms are 
represented in shaded profile —mountains, hills, escarpments, etc. The decoration is similar in style 
but different in detail from that on the smaller scale map. 

In addition to the 1679 two-sheet reduction of Adams's first map and the large and improved 1699 
twelve-sheet version, several maps derived from these complete the recent Clark Library acquisition. 
The derivatives include: a one-sheet map of England, without dedication, by N. Visscher and J. Overton; 
a two-sheet map of England and Wales, dedicated to William III, by W. Berry; a two-sheet map of England 
(or South-Brittaine) dedicated to Queen Anne by C. Browne; a one-sheet map of the cities of England and 
Wales, without dedication, by R. Walton and R. Morden; a one-sheet map of England and Wales, without 
dedication, by H. Overton. The genre thus continues well into the eighteenth century. 

In the preface of his Index Y Maris Adams expresses the hope of making further cartographic con- 
tributions with the statement that he intends to present "a compleat map of England and Wales, projected 
upon an actual survey, in a more accurate manner than hath ever hitherto been attempted by any geographer 
whatsoever." Some scholars have felt that the 1699 map was a fulfillment of this expectation. However, 
that indefatigable researcher E. G. R. Taylor in her studies of Robert Hooke discovered that Adams had 
approached the Royal Society in 1681 with a proposal for a precise astronomical survey such as that which 
had already been initiated in France. An advisory committee was appointed and Adams showed its mem- 
bers a quadrant he intended to use. Through a Royal Order he was permitted to conduct his survey with- 
out hindrance (as Ogilby had before him) and he enlisted the aid of competent surveyors. But. because 
of the lack of financial support, Adams's project failed. France, through the efforts of the Cassini family 
and with the support of the Acade'mie Royal, became the first country to have multiple-sheet topographic 
map coverage based on rigorous survey mathods. which was not completed until 1 793 - 

Although England was denied primacy in this area, the work of Adams had significant effects in di- 
rections other than those alluded to above. His maps gave great impetus to English engraving, and his 
compilations, utilizing the English capital as a point of origin, were one of the reasons for the meridian 
of London eventually being chosen as the international Prime Meridian. The newly acquired maps of John 
Adams and his successors complement the fine copy of his Index Villaris already in the Clark Library and 
should prove of great value and interest to the increasing number of scholars using this rich, specialized 
collection concerned with all aspects of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English culture. 

Norman J. W. Thrower 
Department oj Geography 



William Morris Materials Are Displayed in the College Library 

The College Library has prepared an exhibit for this month on the Renaissance man of the Victorian 
period, William Morris, as the first of a series to observe the International Book Year. Morris was directly 
involved in movements to improve the qualify of life, was responsible for the resuscitation of fine print- 
ing, and was an active political figure and an intimate friend of many of the creative people of his time. 

The exhibit includes material designed by Morris in pencil and ink, proofs of the engravings made 
from them by W. H. Hooper, samples of Morris's wallpaper, a selection of books from the Kelmscott Press 
(including the penultimate sheet printed there), and examples of commercial bindings he designed. Some 
contemporary photographs are also displayed, together with materials issued by the William Morns Society. 



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A limited number of copies of The Charter of the Book, adopted by international professional organizations 
of authors, publishers, librarians, booksellers, and documentalists, are available at the College Library's 
Reference Desk. 



Zomorano Club Meeting at UCLA 

The Zamorano Club of Los Angeles is having its Spring Outing this year on the UCLA campus on 
Saturday evening, June 10. The program will consist of visits to the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana, to 
the Research Library to view the Stanley Morison exhibition in the lobby, and to the Department of Spe- 
cial Collections to see its new facilities, including the Bradford A. Booth Room, which houses the Michael 
Sadleir Collection of Nineteenth-Century English Fiction, and the Wilbur J. Smith Room, which houses 
part of the historical children's book collection. 

Also on view in the Department of Special Collections is the loan exhibition of Medieval manuscripts 
arranged for the joint meeting in April of the Medieval Association of the Pacific and the Mediaeval Academy 
of America. The exhibition brings together the largest and most interesting group of such manuscripts 
ever displayed in Southern California. Contributors to the exhibition include institutions such as the 
Pasadena Public Library, Scripps College, the University of Southern California, the University of San 
Francisco, the University of California. Santa Barbara, and the Biomedical Library at UCLA. Private col- 
lectors who have lent items include Robert B. Honeyman, Jr., Paul Francis Webster. Dr. Irvin J. Pincus, 
Robert X. Bruce, and Julius Bisno. Booksellers who have generously contributed are Zeitlin & \ er Brugge, 
Bennett & Marshall, Bernard Rosenthal, Joseph Rubinstein, and Harry A. Levinson. Ferdinand Ponthier 
lent two medieval pieces of sculpture. Richard H. Rouse, Professor of History, will speak about certain 
of the manuscripts following a buffet supper for the Zamorano Club visitors at the Recreation Center. 

Western Books Exhibition 

The Western Books Exhibition for 1972, sponsored by the Rounce & Coffin Club of Los Angeles, will 
be on display in the Research Library from June 19 through July 9- The exhibit includes books printed 
and published in 1971 which have been selected as the best examples of book design and printing done 
in the western states of the United States and Alberta and British Columbia in Canada. The judging is 
done by the members of the Rounce & Coffin Club. 

A handsome catalog of the exhibition, printed by Anderson, Ritchie, & Simon, and with a Preface by 
Jake Zeitlin, is available at the Library Card Window of the Circulation Desk for SI. 00. 

Invitational Seminar at the Clark Library 

The Clark Library's final invitational seminar of the academic year, on the subject of "Autobiography, 
Biography, and the Novel," was attended by some 100 guests on May 13- In the morning session, moderated 
by Chancellor Charles Young, Professor William Matthews of the UCLA Department of English delivered 
an illuminating paper on "Seventeenth-Century Autobiography." For the afternoon program, chaired by Clark 
Professor Earl Miner, Ralph W. Rader, Professor of English at the Berkeley campus of the University, spoke 
of "Defoe, Richardson, Joyce, and the Concept of Form in the Novel." The papers will be available to a 
wider audience when thev are printed in the Clark Library Invitational Seminar Series. 



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Gustave von Grunebaum and the Near Eastern Collections 

The Near Eastern Studies program at UCLA began as recently as 1955 with the appointment of two 
professors, for Arabic and Hebrew. The following year Dr. Miriam Lichtheim was appointed Near Eastern 
Bibliographer, and the Library began an acquisitions program so carefully focused and so forcefully pur- 
sued that in a mere fifteen years the collections have become of international stature. Several learned 
and enthusiastic members of the faculty and Library staff played a crucial part in this remarkable collec- 
tion development effort, but all — and most assuredly myself — would proclaim that the prime mover was the 
late Professor Gustave von Grunebaum, who came to UCLA in 1957 as Professor of Islamic History and 
Director of the Near Eastern Center. 

I was not surprised when one day he told me that before entering onto his academic career he had 
gone through the training program for scholar librarians at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. That 
insight into librarianship assured the UCLA University Librarian of an especially supportive colleague, 
for Gustave von Grunebaum not only pursued books avidly and shared generously in the search for funds 
to buy them, he also shared generously in the search for funds to catalog them. Most faculty members 
consider that effort to be the Librarian's task, and they generally groan with disbelief at the costs involved 
in effective cataloging. Our Near Eastern holdings, in all their exotic languages, are not only substantial 
in themselves, but they are also substantially cataloged because, to a degree unmatched in my experience, 
the Near Eastern Center Director channeled the Center's external grant funds to Library staff support as 
well as to book purchase support. I suggest Professor von Grunebaum's bibliothecal background as proper 
prerequisite for similar academic appointments. 

In these fifteen years the Near Eastern Collections have grown from a haphazard and minor group of 
books to an eminent aggregation of about 200,000 volumes and 6,000 manuscripts. Professor Arnold Band 
assesses our current holdings in the bookish, intellectual tradition of Jewish Studies as "magnificent," 
surpassed among American university libraries only by that of Harvard. Of our Persian collection Profes- 
sor Amin Banani asserts that only Harvard and Columbia have superior or comparable collections, and that 
"the Persian manuscript collection is certainly the largest in this country, with the history of medicine 
manuscripts constituting one of the finest collections of its kind in the world." Dr. Albert Z. Iskandar — 
who should know, for he is cataloging them - says that UCLA has the largest collection of Arabic scien- 
tific and medical manuscripts in the country. Avedis Sanjian, Professor of Armenian Studies, makes the 
same expansive judgment about our Armenian collection, "the largest and most valuable in the United 
States." Similarly, Professor Sanford J. Shaw claims that "UCLA has built up by far the best all-around 
collection of published material concerning the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey held by any library 
outside Turkey." 

Such distinguished growth in such a short time came in part by the careful searching out of individual 
books, but in largest part by the advantageous en bloc purchase of private libraries from Europe and the 
Middle East, and in one case the outright purchase of the entire stock of a scholarly book store in Jerusalem. 
There have been generous gifts, and in several cases private donors made the purchases possible. In most 
cases, however, Professor von Grunebaum deftly negotiated with me in matching University Library funds 
with Center funds. In most cases other members of the Center faculty and Library staff either ferreted out 
the private collections or were involved at first hand in intricate maneuvers to acquire them, but no one 
more wholeheartedly enjoyed the whole business of finding scarce books, against competition, and then 
finding the funds to acquire them, than did Gustave von Grunebaum. He built himself several monuments, 
but none I think so enduring and so close to his heart as the extensive Near Eastern Collections in the 
University Library. 

R. V. 



2g UCLA Librarian 



Publications ond Activities 

Shimeon Brisman, the Library's Jewish Studies Bibliographer, leaves for Jerusalem this month on a 
one-vear special research leave, with the grant of a support fellowship by the Jewish Community Founda- 
tion of Los Angeles from the Sir Simon Marks Fund. Mr. Brisman will be associated with the Jewish Na- 
tional and University Library, working on a bibliographical guide to Jewish studies. 

Kate Steinitz, honorary curator of the Belt Library, presented a paper entitled "Early Art Bibliogra- 
phies: Who Compiled the First?" at the annual meeting of the College Art Association held in San Fran- 
cisco in January. Miss Steinitz's article, "Two Drawings by Parmigianino in the Woodner Collection," 
appeared in the January-February issue of the Los Angeles County Museum \eu sletter. 

Richard Hudson has had two of his articles published recently: "The Ripresa, the Ritornello, and 
the Passacaglia," in the Fall issue of the journal of the American Musicological Society, and "The Trio 
Style in Organ Teaching," in the March issue of The Diapason. The second volume of his Trios for Organ 
was published in April by the Augsburg Publishing House. 

Jerome Cushman discussed children's books with Dinah Shore on her NBC television show on April 4. 

Martha Gnudi has reviewed Cesare Magati, 1579-1647, by L. Munster and G. Romagnoli, for the Bul- 
letin of the History of Medicine. Mrs. Gnudi was elected last month to a three-year term on the Council 
of the American Association for the History of Medicine. 

Robert Collison has written the article on "Dictionaries before 1800" for Volume 7 of the Encyclo- 
pedia of Library and Information Science. 

James Mink has been elected to a two-year term as President of the Society of California Archivists. 
The Society, which held its first business meeting in March at UCLA, has more than 100 charter members, 
including special collections librarians in academic libraries. 

Samuel Margolis has addressed a seminar on Latin American research and a graduate research collo- 
quium of the Anthropology Department on the subject of "Microforms in Research." 

Che-Hwei Lin spoke on Chinese language and thought to a class on "Man and Culture in East Asia" 
at Los Angeles Pierce College on May 10. 

The January issue of the California Librarian includes articles by Andrew H. Horn, "The New Posi- 
tion on the M. L. S. Degree at UCLA." and James Davis, "The Earthquake That Opened up Communica- 
tion," and by former Library staff members Fay M. Blake, "Labor Unions and Librarians: A Rejoinder." 
and David R. Smith, "The Walt Disney Archives." 

French and English Drama of the Sevt >..'■ > nth Century, comprising papers read at a Clark Library 
seminar on March 1?, 1971, has been published by the Clark Library. The contributors are Eugene M. 
Waith, Professor of English at Yale University. "Tears of Magnanimity in Otway and Racine," and Judd 
D. Hubert, Professor of French at UC Irvine, "From Corneille to Moliere: The Metaphor of Value." The 
Moderator, Henry Goodman, Professor of Theater Arts at UCLA, has provided the Introduction. Copies 
are available upon request from the Clark Library, 2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018. 



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friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Edna C. Davis, James Davis, Robert 
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Fantasy and Science Fiction, an Exhibition 

An exhibition on the literature of fantasy and science fiction, and on the world of the afficionados 
of the genre, is on display in the Research Library through September 5. The exhibition is produced in 

conjunction with the 30th World Sci- 
ence Fiction Convention, to be held 
at the International Hotel from Sep- 
tember 1 to 4, and is one of several 
such displays in Los Angeles on the 
occasion of Science Fiction Week, 
proclaimed by Mayor Yorty for Au- 
gust 26 to September 4. 

Modern science fiction dates 
from the publication of Amazing 
Stories in 1926, building on the 
foundation of writings of Jules Verne, 
H. G. Wells, and other writers of 
scientific imagination. It has pro- 
duced writers ranging from the metic- 
ulously scientific (Arthur C. Clarke, 
Hal Clement, and, most recently. 
Larry Niven) to the mythological 
(Roger Zelazny, Emil Petaja) and 
even the nostalgic and folkloric (Ray 
Bradbury). 



The exhibition includes a his- 
torical view of the field, a represen- 
tative selection of international 
science-fiction publications, the 
awards given to outstanding writers, 
examples of fine editions , and works 
of bibliographical scholarship in science fantasy. Materials were loaned by the Department of Special 
Collections, the Theater Arts Reading Room, and members of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society. 




Unpublished pen and ink drawing, 1970, by the English artist Arthur 
Thomson. From the collection of Bruce Pelz. 



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Selections from the Kerschensteiner Collection Are Displayed 

A recent gift to the Library is the Kerschensteiner Collection, assembled by the donor. Dr. Emil O. 
Toews of Sacramento, as research materials for his doctoral dissertation which was completed at UCLA 
in 1955- It comprises an extensive collection of books, pamphlets, and ephemera by and about Georg 
Michael Kerschensteiner (1854-1932), a German educator who exerted great influence on the entire field 
of early education, and whose ideas on practical, technical, and vocational training are now finding a re- 
vival of interest. 

The collection includes a handsome charcoal drawing of Kerschensteiner by the Bavarian artist Oskar 
Graff, and a watercolor bv Kerschensteiner himself. These works, together with a sampling of the books, 
are now on display in the Department of Special Collections. 

H. B. 



Friends to Hear about John Muir 

William F. Kimes, of Mariposa. California, whose intimate knowledge of John Muir is unsurpassed, 
will speak to the Friends of the UCLA Library at their Midsummer Meeting in the Sunset Canyon Recrea- 
tion Center, on Tuesday, August 1, on "The Trail of John Muir." Mr. Kimes has spoken on Muir up and 
down the state, and has written not only of the more widely known Muir of the Sierras but about the great 
naturalist's extended visits in Southern California as well. 

Mr. Kimes once noted that Muir had written in September. IS""", that he "entered the sunny half a month 
ago, coming down along the cool sea, landing at Santa Monica. An hour's ride over stretches of bare, brown 
plain and through corn fields and orange groves brought me to the handsome, conceited little town of Los 
Angeles where one finds Spanish adobe and Yankee shingles meeting and overlapping in a very curious 
antagonism." Mr. Kimes is braving the traffic of our conceited little town to tell the Friends more such 
things about his beloved Muir. 

The social hour, dinner, and talk bv Mr. Kimes will be preceded bv a tour bv bus to the University's 
Japanese Garden in Bel-Air (at either v.^0 or 6:00 p.m.). A buffet supper will be served at 7:45. All friends 
of the Friends and members of the Library staff are cordially invited. Information about reservations may 
be obtained from Marian Ellithorpe, 825-3942. 

Clark Library Summer Fellowships 

The Clark Library Summer Postdoctoral Fellowship program opened on June 26, with six Fellows 
participating in research on various aspects of the life and works of Alexander Pope. The Director of 
the program is Aubrey L. Williams. Professor of English at the University of Florida. 

Appointed to the fellowship by the (Mark Library Program subcommittee were G. Douglas Atkins. 
Assistant Professor of English. University of Kansas (Pope's Religion); Dennis R. Hoilman. Assistant 
Professor of English, Hall State University (A Study of Pope's An I '.!, i I; Edward H. Kelly. As- 

sociate Professor of English, New York State University College, Oneonta (Pope and the Classical Writers: 
A Revaluation); John V. Regan. Assistant Professor of English. Georgetown University ("Fictions" of 
the 1743 Dunciad); Valerie C. Rudolph. Assistant Professor of English, Purdue University (Alexander 
Pope's Dramatic Criticism); and John E. Sitter. Assistant Professor of English. University of Massachu- 
setts, Amherst (Pope's Theory of the Ruling Passion). 



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An Exhibition of Contemporary Poetry 

Recent work bv outstanding contemporarv poets is the subject of the current display in the Depart- 
ment of Special Collections. The exhibition, including selections of the experimental and ephemeral pub- 
lications which characterize contemporary releases of poetry, focuses on poets whose writing has been 
enhanced by their collaboration with artists and fine presses and. in some cases, by their own design and 
art work. The poets themselves often have a developed sensitivitv for the visual presentation of their 
works, and this is reflected in the striking originality and creativity of items in the exhibition. 

Many of the writers represented arc members of the New York school, a circle of friends and acquaint- 
ances inheriting the attistic consciousness of San Francisco and New York writers and artists of the 
fifties, such as Frank O'Hara, Larry Rivers, and Franz Kline, who are self-conscious and exploratory in 
theit use of language. As exemplified in the work of Aram Saroyan, they expand the use of language to 
the point where a poem becomes a "piece." going outside the standatd conceptions of art and poetry to 
combine both in illuminating a state of mind. Ron Padgett. ]oe Brainard, and Tom Clark consider them- 
selves "artists" rather than "poets;" their work is an amalgam ("word art." as (lark Coolidge puts it) and 
is often baffling as it does not look like the "poetry" with which most people are familiar. 

west Coast work is represented in the display by Edward Ruscha, Gary Snyder, Richard Brautigan. 
and Jack Hirschman. all of whom explore states of mind which strain formal language. Also featured is 
the work of such women poets as Di Prima. Levertov, w'aldmann. and Betge, in productions illustrated by 
the author or by an artist working in close collaboration, in an attempt to convey a graphic impression of 
the lyric. 

The Department of Special Collections may be able to present a reading of poems by Aram Saroyan, 
if the schedule of his proposed trip to Los Angeles permits. 

G. ( 



Notes on Publications 

Two volumes in the Spring List of the University of California Press have their points of origin in 
the william Andrews Clark Memorial Library. The first. England in thi R< storation and l : <irl\ Eighteenth 

fury: Essays on < ulturi unci Society, edited bv Professor H. T. Swedenberg, Jr.. is a collection of 
papers presented under his auspices as Clark Library Professor in 1969 "0. The contributors are Robert 
M. Adams. Bertrand H. Bronson, Jean H. Hagstrum, James W. Johnson. John Loftis, Maximillian E. Novak, 
the late ( . D. O'Malley, James M. Osborn, and Robert K Wark. 

The second book, edited by Professor Farl Miner and sponsored by the UCLA Seventeenth and Eigh- 
teenth Centuries Studies Group . is ' Library Seminar I 

• and Eighteenth Century Literature. These essays wete originally published as individual pamphlets 
from seminars held over a period of fifteen yi irs at the ( lark Library. Included among the contributors 
are [ames E. Phillips. Jr.. D. C. Allen. Leon Howard. < harle 1, 11. T. swedenberg, Jr.. Rertrand 

H. Bronson. James Sutherland, [an Watt, Maximillian E. Novak, the i ite Herbert Davis. Irving Ehrenpn 
and Robert Halsband. The volume is de li l to Lawrence ( lark Powell. Director Emeritus of the (lark 
Library, and contains an appreciation of Dr. Powell written by Robert Vosper. 

Professor Fhrhard Rahr. of the Department of Germanic Languages, has written an article for the 
New York \iifbau of June 2, 1972, on the U( LA Library's collections of German Exile Literature. 



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Limitations on Photocopying of Copyrighted Materials 



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A memorandum from the Office of the General Counsel of the University of California reminds us 
that, pending final decision of the copyright case of The Williams & Wilkins Company v. The United States, 
"multiple copying of material without permission of the copyright owner is a violation of the law." The 
i ( l.A Library policy, as announced by the University Librarian, shall be that multiple photocopying, 
without explicit permission of the copyright owner, is a clear violation of the law and cannot be permitted, 
and that, under the "fair use" ttadition of American libraries, single copies only of a journal article or a 
limited portion of a book, but not an entire journal or book, may be provided on demand for scholarly or ed- 
ucational purposes. 



Acquisitions on Microfilm 

Materials recently acquired on microfilm include the Durham Cathedral manuscripts to the end of the 
twelfth century; the tax records, Steurbuch and Register zum Steurbuch, of the Finanzamt of Augsburg from 
1346 to 1717; Meiji nenkan juken tokcisho shusei. collected statistical annuals of Japanese prefectures, 
1873 to 1912; the Report. 1860 to 1900, and the journal Central Africa, 1883 to 1964, of the Universities' 
(Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, and Dublin) Mission to Central Africa; and the Papers of the Southern Tenant 
Farmers Union from 1934 to 1970. An additional 143 reels of Captured German Records, filmed by the 
State Department's Berlin Document Center, has been received. Miscellaneous Marxist periodicals and 
pamphlets from the files of Dorothy Healey, a prominent California Communist, have been obtained on film. 

Periodical acquisitions on microfilm include the People's Paper, of London ("The champion of polit- 
ical justice and universal right"), numbers 1-331 of 1852 to 1858; Deutsches Kolonialblatt, for 1890 to 
1896, 1900 to 1901, and 1903 to 1921; L' Echo de Pans, for 1897 to 1909 and October 1922 to March 1938; 
Trabalbos of the Academia de Sciencias de Portugal, volumes 1-5 for 1903 to 1917; and the Monthly Film 
Bulletin of the British Film Institute, volumes 1-36 for 1934-1969. 

Newly received newspapers on film are the Philadelphia A fro- American, December 1934 to December 
1940; the Hawaii Hochi, of Honolulu, 1942 to 1958; the Hawaii Times, of Honolulu, 1936 to 1969; El 
Wcrcurio. of Valparaiso, Chile. September 182" to 1913; the Milan ( orriere dell a 'sera. 1914 to 1918 and 
1927 to 1964; L'Unita, of Milan, 1962 to 1970; the Rome Avanti, 195S to 1964; and La Stampa, of Turin, 
1953 to 1955 and 1962 to 1964. 

S. M. 



UCLA Lib) -ued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 

friend: 1 thi University by the Administrative Office, University oi < alifornia Library, Los Angeles 
90024 Richard Zumwinkle. Contributor ssue: Hilda Bohcm, George Chacon, William 

Margol I ■ erett Monro. Brm e I Pelz. 



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September, 1972 



Your New University Librarian 

Miss Page Ackerman's appointment by the 
Regents as UCLA's University Librarian, ef- 
fective July 1, 1973, touches me with both 
pride and pleasure. We have been close asso- 
ciates since 1949, when I had the pleasure of 
bringing her to Los Angeles from the Union 
Theological Seminary Library, on the particu- 
lar introduction of our mutual good friend Pro- 
fessor H. T. Swedenberg, of the Department of 
English. Miss Ackerman's first assignment 
was to develop reference service for the new 
School of Social Welfare, a project on which we 
worked closely together with Professor Donald 
S. Howard. 

Over the subsequent years her thoughtful 
but objective understanding of people, her 
sound and detailed grasp of administrative 
practice, and her general wisdom have made 
her increasingly essential to this campus and, 
in fact, to the University's libraries statewide. 
She is, for example, a member of the Univer- 
sity's Staff Personnel Board, and this last 
summer was an instructor in a University Ex- 
tension workshop at Santa Cruz on "Contempo- 
rary Management Issues in Academic Librar- 
ies." In recent years she has been called on for consultant advice by the presidents of the University 
of Florida and the University of Arizona. 

Since 1965, as Associate University Librarian, she has been the executive officer of the UCLA Li- 
brary system, and to her goes particular credit for a recent thoroughgoing and successful reorganization 
of our administrative structure and staff relationships. 

After 30 years of concentrated administrative effort, I am pleased by the opportunity to shift gears 
and become a full-time faculty member in the Graduate School of Library Service. More particularly I am 
pleased to be able to turn over the administration of thi.s superb and dynamic Library, with which I have 
had an almost passionate love affair, to such a talented, experienced, and devoted successor. 

The dynastic approach probably does not accord with up-to-date management theory, but I am bold 
to suggest that it seems to have served the UCLA Library pretty well for a long time. I am reminded at 
this time that John E. Goodwin, in effect UCLA's first Librarian, hired Lawrence Clark Powell, who 




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succeeded him in 1944. That year Powell hired me, I became his Associate, and then I succeeded him 
in 1961. I was perceptive enough to hire Miss Ackerman in 1949, and now I have the great pleasure of 
introducing her to the UCLA campus as the next University Librarian. 



R. V. 



Sir Geoffrey Keynes Exhibition 

Displayed in the Research Library until October 31 is an exhibition of books and manuscripts by and 
relating to Sir Geoffrey Keynes, the eminent bibliographer and authority on William Blake, in honor of Sir 
Geoffrey's eighty-fifth year. A large portion of the materials have been lent for the occasion by Garth 
Huston, M.D., of Glendale, California, who has been collecting the books and manuscripts of Sir Geof- 
frey for many years and has a remarkably fine collection. Also included are several Keynes manuscripts 
lent especially by Yale University, as well as a number of books from the Department of Special Collec- 
tions. An article by Dr. Huston about Sir Geoffrey and the exhibition will appear in our next issue. 



Library Skills Course in the College Library 

The College Library expects to provide its Library Skills course to some 900 University Recruitment 
and Development students during the Fall quarter. This unique course was originally conceived in 1969 
by members of the instructional staff of the Chicano component of the High Potential Program, and was 
given that year to 25 Chicano students. Subsequently it has been revised and given to larger groups of 
students each year, and is no longer designed solely for Mexican-American topics. 

The course consists of a number of assignments which are intended to familiarize students with the 
facilities of the College Library — and some services of the Research Library — and with the basic bibli- 
ographic resources essential for use during their college careers. As an elementary course in bibliography, 
it goes beyond the customary library orientation program. 

The self -directed course can be tailored to the special needs of a particular group of students; high 
school students from UCLA's Fernald School, for example, were given a simplified version which concen- 
trated on basic tools. A modified course has also been provided for two University Extension classes in 
criminal justice. 

M.D. 



Publications and Activities 

Lorraine Mathies has been elected Vice Chairman and Chairman-elect of the Education and Behavioral 
Sciences Subsection of the Subject Specialists Section of the Association of College and Research Li- 
braries, and she also has been elected President of the Santa Monica Alumnae Chapter of Pi Lambda 
Theta, the national honorary association for women in education. 

Rosemary Neiswender has had several of her book reviews, primarily on works of European literature, 
published in the July and August issues of the Library journal. 

The Summer issue of RO has articles by Robert Collison, "The News as Broadcast," on the foreign 
radio monitoring services; Elizabeth Eisenbach, "No Case Histories, No Papers, No Texts — Only the 
Reference Desk, or Learning by Doing;" and Suzanne Schipplick, "Looking for ERIC," on difficulties in 
its indexing system. 



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New Library Lending Code Is Issued 

A revision of the UCLA Library Lending Code, the first since 1962, will take effect on September 
25, at which time charges of materials in the Research Library and the College Library will be made in 
accordance with the new provisions. The new Code has been approved by the Library Committee of the 
Academic Senate. Parts of the Code will be available separately upon request to users according to their 
borrowing status. 

A section of general provisions lists the rules for use of campus libraries, defines the lending periods, 
and states the policies on overdue and replacement charges, together with a schedule of such charges. 
The Code governs lending policies mainly in the Research and College Libraries, but the attempt has 
been made to provide policies which serve the general purposes of all campus libraries and their users. 
Other campus libraries will follow the Code in general, and will have special rules to meet their own 
needs when appropriate. 

The new Code provides some liberalization of privileges wherever this will help to provide equitably 
for the needs of all Library users. It attempts particularly to satisfy the interests of undergraduate users 
without jeopardizing the safeguards necessary to the interests of graduate students and faculty members. 
More stringent enforcement of lending rules is provided to assure prompt return of books when due or re- 
called, in the interests of all users. 

The new Lending Code incorporates several revisions. The basic loan period in both the Research 
Library and the College Library is now two weeks. The borrower in whose name library materials are 
charged is responsible for these materials until they are returned to the point from which they were bor- 
rowed; a faculty member, it should be emphasized, assumes such responsibility when requesting faculty 
authorization cards for the use of his assistants. All categories of borrowers must observe the student 
lending periods in the College Library. 

Renewals of Research Library and College Library books may be made by telephone by all categor- 
ies of borrowers. "Hold and Notify" requests may be placed by all borrowers on any currently charged 
books (except New Book Shelf titles) in the Research Library and the College Library. 

The maximum overdue charge for two-week books has been increased to $5.00; if the book is on re- 
serve, the maximum charge is $10.00. When a book is recalled for another borrower, only one notice will 
be sent, after which the borrower will be billed for replacement. If a book is lost, the replacement bill 
will include a standard processing fee of $5.00, in addition to the cost of the book and the maximum over- 
due charge (if appropriate), and if the book is out of print, the cost of the book is to be placed at not less 
than $10.00. 

Copies of the new Lending Code are available at service points in all campus libraries. Those who 
use the libraries are urged to examine the regulations which apply to their own borrower status. 

J.R. C. 



Erratum 

In our last issue we erroneously indicated, on page 32, that the Library had acquired on microfilm 
the Durham Cathedral manuscripts to the end of the twelfth century. What we have obtained is a micro- 
film copy (and a photocopy) of Durham Cathedral Manuscripts to tht End of tht Tu elfth ( entury, a cata- 
log of 155 manuscripts, with an introduction by R. A. B. Mynors, published in a very limited edition in 
1939 by Oxford University Press. 



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W. W. Robinson, 1891-1972 

S\r. 11. W. Robinson, Los Angeles author, local historian, and book collector, died on September 1. 
His enthusiastic and generous support of the University Library was epitomised in his many years of 
service as an officer of the Friends of the UCLA Library, particularly as its founding President in 1951 
and tor several years thereafter. 

The following remarks are from the eulogy by Laurence Clark Pouell presented at the memorial serv- 
'in September 6. 

. . . Will Robinson became the authority on the laws and the uses of land in California. He led all 
others in his knowledge of the history and transformation of Southern California from ranchos into cities, 
and of Los Angeles in particular. He knew art and literature, biography and bibliography; wine, food, and 
good living. On novels about Hollywood he was the first and last word. His book page in II estways had 
many faithful readers. . . . 

All of his varied interests were harmonized in his genial and generous nature. Unceasing calls on 
him for information and assistance continued to the last day of his life. . . . There is no one to replace 
him. He had no peer in his exact knowledge of the local scene, based as it was on the study of archives 
and documents, as well as on just going about using his eyes and ears to accumulate information. . . . 

We who loved Will Robinson will remember him as long as we live, and we will always give thanks 
for his gifts to us. After we are gone, as we will surely go, there will be those who will meet him only 
in his books — the beautiful ones for children he and Irene so lovingly created; the learned ones of his 
scholarship; the chronicles he wrote of the urbanization of Southern California; the book we made together 
on Malibu, so tenderly and beautifully illustrated by Irene. 

Thus we see that Will's gifts are lasting ones. They are gifts of himself, his deepest feelings, widest 
learning, the children of his head and heart, which in him were always in balance. 

Emerson said that this is the way of the greatest writers: they disappear into their books and leave 
not a pinch of dust behind. This will be the happy fate of Will Robinson. Only a part of him has left us. 
The best of him, that which he created, will never leave us. 



hrarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library. Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: James R. Cox, Miriam Dudley. Robert 
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An Exhibition on Sir Geoffrey Keynes 

(Most of the materials on display until October il 
in the Research Library have been lent for the occasion 
by Dr. Garth Huston, of Glendale, California, who has 
kindly supplied the following commentary.) 

The current exhibition in the Research Library lobby 
is in honor of the 85th birthday of Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 
on March 25 of this year. His father, John Neville, was 
Registrar of Cambridge University, and his mother, 
Florence Ada, was the daughter of the Reverend John 
Brown, of Bedford, the biographer of Bunyan. She was 
one of the early women graduates at Cambridge, where 
she was active in public work and served as the first 
woman mayor, in 1932, the year of her golden wedding 
anniversary. Sir Geoffrey's older brother was the econ- 
omist, John Maynard, Lord Keynes, and his sister Mar- 
garet married Professor Vivian Hill, a Nobel laureate. 
He himself married Margaret Darwin, the daughter of 
Professor Sir George Darwin and the granddaughter of 
Charles Darwin. 



Sir Geoffrey has had an active and distinguished career as a surgeon. After serving in World War I, 
he took an active part in developing the blood transfusion service in England. Among other surgical con- 
tributions, he developed new treatments for breast cancer and was the first in England to operate on the 
thymus gland for myasthenia gravis. 

Paralleling his surgical career and extending well beyond it has been his literary and bibliographical 
career. He has compiled important bibliographies of William Blake, John Donne, John Evelyn, Sir Thomas 
Browne, William Harvey, Jane Austen, William Petty, and John Ray, among others. He has edited the 
complete works of such authors as William Blake, Sir Thomas Browne, and Izaak Walton, and individual 
works of John Donne, John Evelyn, William Harvey, William Hazlitt, and Samuel Butler. Column after 
column of listings can be found under his name in the catalog of the British Museum. 

Sir Geoffrey has been fortunate in his printers, and has had more finely printed books connected with 
his name than anyone living. His books have been prinfed by the Nonesuch Press, the Grolier Club, the 
Roxburghe Club, the Limited Editions Club, the Cambridge and Oxford University Presses; a book was 
designed by Bruce Rogers while at Cambridge in 1919, and another under the aegis of Stanley Morison at 
the Fleuron. He was associated with the beautiful series of facsimile color reproductions of William 
Blake's books, produced for the Blake Trust by Arnold Fawcus and the Trianon Press of Paris. By using 



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fine papers which simulate the originals and by employing a collotype process with as many as 45 or 50 
watercolor stencil overlays on some pages, the printers have produced true facsimiles, similar in their 
beauty to the craftsmanship of Renaissance scribes. (One of the most beautiful in the series, Blake's 
Watercolor Illustrations for Gray's Poems, will be published later this year.) These and other works of 
Sir Geoffrey Keynes are included in the Library's display. 

Garth Huston, M.D. 



Photographs of the Spanish Civil War 

The Department of Special Collections has again, through the generosity of the Del Amo Foundation 
of Los Angeles and Madrid, received an important addition to its holdings on the Spanish Civil War. Th 
recent gift includes four handsomely bound volumes of photographs covering events and personalities on 
both sides of that fratricidal conflict. Also included are portraits of political and military leaders who 
played important parts in the conflict. 

Robert E. G. Harris, Emeritus Professor of Journalism, who compiled this remarkable collection 
through searching archives in Madrid, Salamanca, Barcelona, and elsewhere, has found that many specific 
sites, battles, and political events of the war were not recorded photographically, since there were no 
official commissions or military units set up to do this, and certain materials which were recorded have 
previously been unavailable, remaining in Spanish archives or in private hands. The collection represents 
an excellent cross-section of photographic coverage of the conflict, and, like the Brady photographs of 
the U.S. Civil War, will unquestionably prove to have increasing historical value. This collection supple- 
ments the Library's present holdings on the Spanish Civil War, including photocopies of Spanish news- 
papers published during the conflict, and 200 reproductions of propaganda posters issued by both the Re- 
publican and Nationalist forces. These materials were presented to the Department of Special Collec- 
tions in 1969 and 1970 through the generosity of the Del Amo Foundation. 

J.V.M. 



1970 U.S. Census on Computer Tape 

The Library's holdings of the 1970 U.S. Census on computer tape now include all Second. Third, and 
Fourth Count reels for California, as well as the First and Fifth Count reels and the MEDList for the en- 
tire country. The Library also has available the 1960 1/100 Public Use Sample (in 1970-compatible for- 
mat) for California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii. The First through Fifth Count tapes are 
not in original Census Bureau format, but in a compressed version prepared by DUALabs; the Fifth re- 
vision of DUALabs programs and data descriptors is available for use with these compressed tapes. The 
MEDList and I960 Public Use Sample tapes are in original Census format. 

The Library's experimental Census tape program has been developed in cooperation with the NSF- 
funded Center for Information Services. The Public Affairs Service, on Floor A of the Research Library, 
is the contact point for the Census tapes. Both Census Bureau and DUALabs documentation may be con- 
sulted here and, in addition to standard reference assistance, a specialized Census tape reference serv- 
ice is provided from 2 to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, by appointment (telephone 825-3135). The Public Af- 
fairs Service will make the necessary arrangements for users with Campus Computing Network charge 
numbers to be given access to the Library's Census data sets, which may then be used in accordance 
with standard CCN procedures. Users without CCN charge numbers may purchase copies of these data 
sets; information about this service is also available in the Public Affairs Service. 

M. R. 



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Book Illustrations by Mucha Are Exhibited in the College Library 

The College Library has mounted an exhibition of books illustrated by Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) 
as part of its observance of the International Book Year. Mucha was born in Moravia and, after a brief 
period of study in Munich, moved to Paris in 1887. Gauguin shared his studio in 1893, and in 1898 he and 
Whistler established a school of painting. Beginning with illustrations for children's books and periodi- 
cals, he first achieved fame on New Year's Day of 1895 when his poster for Sarah Bernhardt's production 
of Gismonda was displayed on the hoardings of Paris. His unique style and subtle technique met with 
great popular and critical acclaim, and for a time the new vogue, art nouveau, was referred to as "Le 
Style Mucha." Although many of the books he illustrated were of international influence, most were printed 
in small editions. 

Early in this century, Mucha traveled to the United States where he successfully offered a series of 
courses at the Chicago Art Institute and ventured into commercial art. An ardent nationalist, he created 
a series of monumental canvases depicting the epic of the Slav peoples and, upon the creation of Czech- 
oslovakia following World War I, designed its postage stamps and currency. He died in Prague shortly 
after the Nazi occupation of his country. 

Copies of every Mucha-illustrated book which could be located have been lent for the exhibition by 
the university libraries of UC Berkeley, Harvard, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio State, Stanford, Toronto, Wis- 
consin, and Yale, the Boston, Los Angeles, and New York Public Libraries, the Bancroft Library, New- 
berry Library, Chicago Art Institute Library, Library of Congress, National Library of Canada, and Biblio- 
theque Nationale. Private lenders include E. Maurice Bloch, William Cartwright, Zdenka Cerny De Lacey, 
Tom and Raechel Donahue, William A. Emboden. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Glusker, Charles B. Gullans, Kenneth 
Kindall, Jin Mucha, and M. Lee Stone. 

J.G.D. 



Jm Mucha to Speak on Campus 

Mr. Jin Mucha, the Czech author, translator, and theater and film director, will be on campus on Oc- 
tober 24 to speak about the career of his father, Alphonse Mucha, whose book illustrations are on display 
in the College Library. Mr. Mucha has translated several works from English into Czech, and the narra- 
tive of his own prison-camp experiences, Living and Partly lining, has met with great critical acclaim. 
His lecture, the time and place of which will be announced in the UCLA Weekly, is sponsored by the 
Committee on Public Lectures, the departments of Art and Slavic Languages, the Russian and East Euro- 
pean Studies Center, the School of Library Service, and the University Library. 

Extramural Funding for the Oral History Program 

The Oral History Program has received from Stafford L. Warren, Emeritus Vice Chancellor of Health 
Sciences, a generous gift of $1000 in support of its operations. The gift is part of Dr. Warren's share of 
the $25,000 Enrico Fermi Award which he shared recently with Dr. Shields Warren of Harvard for outstand- 
ing contributions to the development and use of atomic energy. 

Three students in the School of Library Service have been awarded internships in oral history for the 
current academic year. The internships carry a stipend of $750 each and are funded with support from 
Gold Shield, UCLA women alumni service honorary, and the John and LaRee Caughey Foundation. The 
interns are Selden S. Deemer, who will conduct an oral history of the Near Eastern Center, Priscilla 
Meyer Hanner, who will undertake interviews on the University of California loyalty oath controversy, and 
Alan Reed, who will conduct an oral history of the UCLA Institute of Industrial Relations. 



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New Publications 

The School of Library Service and the University Library are joint publishers of The Great Debate 
on Panizzi's Rules in 1847-1849: The Issues Discussed, by Nancy Brault. In this work Mrs. Brault has 
rearranged some of the testimony of Antonio Panizzi and other witnesses, as published in the 1850 Report 
of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire into the Constitution and Government of the British Museum, 
according to the principal categories of controversy, and has also supplied commentaries to clarify the 
matters at issue. The 89-page publication may be obtained at $3.00, plus sales tax for California pur- 
chasers (checks to be made payable to The Regents of the University of California), from the School of 
Library Service, 120 Powell Library, University of California, Los Angeles 90024. 

The Biomedical Library has published the second edition of the Manual for Librarians in Small Hos- 
pitals, by Lois Ann Colaianni and Phyllis S. Mirsky. The 60-page practical manual is enclosed in a binder 
which will permit the addition of further materials. Copies are available for purchase at $2.00 each, tax 
included (checks to be made payable to The Regents of the University of California), from Library Manual, 
Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library Service, Biomedical Library, Center for the Health Sciences, 
University of California, Los Angeles 90024. 

The UCLA Library Guide has been revised and redesigned for its Fall 1972 edition. The Guide is 
in press at this writing and will soon be available at public service desks in all campus libraries. The 
Fall 1972 version of UCLA' s College Library has been published and is available at service points of 
the College Library in the Powell Library Building. 



Some Dotes for Friends 

Friends of the UCLA Library will want to note these forthcoming events on their Fall calendars. 
(Particulars about the two November events will be mailed to members within the next few weeks.) 

Friday evening, October 20: A reception for Anais Nin in the Special Collections Department. 

Friday afternoon, November 11; Dedicatory program for the Bradford Booth Memorial Room in the Special 
Collections Department. There will be a lecture by Lionel Stevens in the Dickson Art Center lecture hall, 
at 4 p.m., followed by a reception in Special Collections. 

Wednesday evening, Not ember 29: Fall Dinner Meeting of the Friends, with fellow member Horace Al- 
bright as the speaker. At the Faculty Center. 

Zeitlin Miniaturized 

Jake Zeitlin, don of the Southern California antiquarian book world, on November 4 celebrates his 
seventieth birthday, for which the Reverend Francis J. Weber has written an essay, Jake Zeitlin and the 
Big Red Barn. This work has been published by Dawson's Book Shop in a miniature edition (1 5/8 x 2 1/2 
inches) of 15 pages, printed by the Cathay Press of Hong Kong. There has since surfaced another and 
smaller (1 5/8 x 2 inches) version of the same text, but with the cryptic half-title, "The Life and Works 
of Jake Zeitlin," the frank designation "Pirated Edition" on the title page, and a colophon reading: "ca. 
150 copies pirated from the Hong Kong Edition by the Press in the Gatehouse," an alias familiar to honest 
local printers. And for unexplained reasons the piracy, at $5 per copy, is priced $2 higher than the au- 
thorized Hong Kong text. 



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Acquisitions on Microform 

The Ndola newspaper. Times of Zambia (formerly Northern Scus), has been received on microfilm 
for the period July 1965 to December 1971. The Aujbau, of New York City, has been acquired on micro- 
film for 1955 to 1968. complementing our previous holdings for 1934 to 1955. Japanese-language weekly 
newspapers obtained on film include Chuka ]ibo (Fresno), July 1940 to February 1942; Nanka ]iho (Los 
Angeles), 1940 to 1941; and Sicbibei ] iho (New York), October 18, 1902. to December 21, 1929, and Sep- 
tember 30, 1931. to November 29. 1941. 

The Minutes, Correspondence, and Conferences of the Black Sash organization, of Johannesburg, vol- 
umes 1-10, number 3. 1956 to 1966, have been acquired on 8 reels of film. A microfiche set of Realites 
ivoiriennes, numbers 1-84, 1965 to 1969, and a microfilm run of Unite africaine, the official organ of the 
Senegal Progressive Union, for 1956 to 1968, have also been received. 

The Women's History Research Center Library, at Berkeley, has compiled from its international ar- 
chive materials on the history of modern women, entitled Herstory, from some 300 women's journals, news- 
papers, and newsletters. The Library has obtained a copy on 23 reels of microfilm, and also a bound 
volume listing the titles and their locations on the microfilm reels. 

A number of French art periodicals have been received on microfilm: L' Artiste: revue di I' art con- 
temporaine, 1840 to 1849; L'Occident. December 1901 to 1914; La Renovation esthetique. 1905 to 1910; 
and Revue independanlc May 1884 to August 1895. 

S. M. 



Publications and Activities 

Richard Hudson's article on "The Folia, Fedele. and Falsobordone" has been published in the July- 
issue of the Musical Quarterly. 

Lois Ann Colaianni and Phyllis Mirsky ha%'e contributed a chapter on "Books: How To Select. Ac- 
quire, and Prepare Them for Use" to Library Practice in Hospitals, a Basic Guide, edited by Harold 
Bloomquist and others, and published this year by Case Western Reserve University Press. 

Samuel Margolis has spoken on "Microforms in Research" to a History Department seminar on the In- 
dustrial Revolution. 

Hiawatha Smith Memorial Fund Is Established 

The Friends of the UCLA Library are pleased to announce the establishment of the Hiawacha M. 
Smith Memorial Fund. Mrs. Smith died in April 1965 after serving for more than twelve years in the Li- 
brary's Catalog Department as a continuations cataloger, and she is remembered by Library staff member 
with great respect and affection. Her daughter. Miss Rosalind Smith, who has initiated the fund, has 
asked that it be used to support the purchase of books for the Library in the field of English and American 
literature. All those who wish to honor her memory in this way are asked to send checks payable to the 
Friends of the UCLA Librarv, with an accompanying notation specifying the Hiawatha M. Smith Memorial 
Fund, to the Friends, in care of Marian Ellithorpe, Technical Services Department. University Research 
Library. 



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90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: James G. Davis, Norman Dudley, Samuel 
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1972 




Exhibition and Reception for Anais Nin 

The Friends of the UCLA Library held a reception 
for Anais Nin in the Department of Special Collections 
on October 20. in conjunction with the "Anais Nin Furrawn" 
offered as a University Extension program. In attendance 
were members of the Friends, Library staff members, and 
friends of Miss Nin. 

An exhibition prepared for the occasion includes books, 
manuscripts, portraits, ephemera, and photographs of Anais 
Xin. Much of the material was lent by Miss Nin, and the 
remainder was drawn from Special Collections holdings. 
Of particular interest are the photographs lent by Miss Nin, 
and a wide selection of foreign editions of her books. Two 
pencil-and-ink wash portraits by Don Bachardy are dis- 
played, as well as an oil painting by Renate Druks. The 
exhibition will be displayed through January 6, 1973. in 
the Special Collections Department, on Floor A of the Re- 
search Library, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday. 



An Exhibition for the National Parks Centennial Year 

Yellowstone Park was established on March 1, 1872, as the first large segment of public land in America 
to be set aside as a national park by act of Congress "for the benefit and enjoyment of the people." Now, 
in this centennial year, there are 38 national parks and 247 other areas — national monuments, historic sites. 
and various recreation areas — under the jurisdiction of the U.S. National Park Service. 

President Xixon. in his proclamation of the National Parks Centennial Year, noted that the concept 
of setting aside national parks and preserves is a uniquely American idea which has since been adopted 
by nearly 100 other nations. A central feature of the Centennial Year, the second World Conference on 
National Parks held at Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks in September, was attended by some 500 dele- 
gates from more than seventy countries. 

An exhibition in the University Research Library, entitled "America's Parks: A Century of National 
Stewardship, 1872-1972," includes books, documents, photographs, and memorabilia depicting the history 



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of the national park movement, with emphasis on Yellowstone Park and the 1972 centennial celebration. 
Most of the exhibited material is from the collection of Horace M. Albright, who was the second Director 
of the National Park Service, a former Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, and a conservation- 
ist associated for nearly 60 years with the park movement. Mr. Albright, who lives in retirement in Sherman 
Oaks, recently presented his outstanding collection on national parks and conservation to the Library. 
which now takes this occasion to recognize with gratitude his generous gift. On November 29 Mr. Albright 
will address a dinner meeting of the Friends of the UCLA Library on the subject of "A Century of Na- 
tional Parks and Wilderness Preservation." 

The National Park Service has provided materials for exhibit concerning the Centennial celebrations, 
and Director George Hartzog has recognized the UCLA exhibition as the final major American observance 
of the occasion. The exhibition also emphasizes the role which the University of California has played 
in the national park movement. Three of seven Directors of the National Park Service were graduates of 
the University of California: Stephen T. Mather, founder and first Director, Horace Albright, the second 
Director, and Newton B. Drury, the fourth Director. Franklin K. Lane, the Secretary of the Interior who 
employed Mather and Albright in the early years of Woodrow Wilson's administration, was also an alumnus 
of the University. 

The exhibition, designed and arranged by Margaret and James Cox and Marian Engelke. will remain 
on display through January 8. 19" 3- 

J. R. C. 

Correspondence Cards Are Issued by the Friends of the UCLA Library 

A series of sixteen correspondence cards has been issued by the Friends of the UCLA Library, with 
each card bearing an illustration taken from materials in the Department of Special Collections. Individual 
cards with envelopes, or packaged assortments of cards, may be purchased at the Library Card Window 
in the University Research Library at fifteen cents per card, and mail orders can be supplied for quanti- 
ties of fifty or more of a single design at the same rate, plus seventy-five cents for postage and handling 
(California purchasers are subject to 5 per cent sales tax). Checks are to be made payable to the Friends 
of the UCLA Library. Illustrations of cards and complete information on ordering is provided in the bro- 
chure which accompanies this issue. 

Note Cards Use Book Illustrations from the Biomedical Library 

The UCLA Medical Center Auxilary has issued a series of six note cards reproducing illustrations 
from works in the historical collections of the Biomedical Library. The 5 l A by 4 inch folded note cards, 
printed in sepia on ivory paper, are available at $2.00 for a box of ten at the UCLA Hospital Gift Shop. 
Proceeds from the sale of cards will aid patients and UCLA Medical Center projects. 

Of the six illustrations depicted on the cards, two reproduce woodcuts from the 1499 edition of the 
Hortus sanilatis, showing a shepherd with his flock and birds in a tree. A third card shows a handsome 
acupuncture figure from one of the first Chinese medical books printed in Europe, Andreas Clever's 
Specimen medicinae sinicae (Frankfurt, 1682), considered to have been plagiarized from manuscripts of 
the Polish Jesuit missionary Michael Boym. These books are in the Benjamin Collection. 

Two other cards reproduce engravings of the Martagon or turks-cap lily and of sedge-like grasses 
from Barrelierus ' Planlae (Paris, 1714), while the sixth card depicts an engraving, from Thomas Pen- 
nant's Synopsis of quadrupeds (Chester, England, 1771), of a gerboa (or jerboa), similar to the kangaroo 
rat, nibbling on grass heads. 



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Early Science Collection Presented by Professor and Mrs. White 

Professor and Mrs. Lynn White, |r., have presented an important collection of early books illuminat- 
ing Renaissance and Baroque science to the UCLA Library in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Elmer Belt. The col- 
lection consists of 59 printed books ranging in date from 1495 to 1772, and a manuscript of the late six- 
teenth or early seventeenth century which has been identified by Martha Gnudi of the Biomedical Library 
as one of the works of Girolamo Cataneo, an engineer from Novara who wrote during the second half of 
the sixteenth century. Only five of the books are from the eighteenth century, and these either are print- 
ings of older works or are important for an understanding of earlier technology. The books substantially 
strengthen the holdings in early technology in the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana and the University Li- 
brary as a whole; they will be of great use to scholars probing the engineering of the periods immediately 
following Leonardo and which were subject to his influence. 

Professor White's wide-ranging interests in early civil and military engineering are reflected in his 
assembling of some of the most important printed works in this field. Sixteenth-century landmark treatises 
on hydraulics and applied mechanics are included in the collection, exemplified by the three items de- 
scribed below. 

Jacques Besson's Theatrum instrumentOTurn et machinarum (Lyons, B. Vincent, 1578) is among the 
gifts. The sixty copperplates in the original edition (1569?), apparently designed by Androuet du Cerceau, 
were reworked and used bv Barthelemv Vincent in three subsequent editions of 1578 — a French edition, an 
edition with Latin and French title and French text, and this Latin edition. The plates depict a variety 
of inventions, ranging from a musical instrument to fire-fighting apparatus. 

Agostino Ramelli's Lc di\ ers :iosc machine (first edition, Paris, for the author, 1588) was 

designed as an expression of gratitude for his patron, Henri III of France. The book contains 194 (num- 
bered as 195) engravings, of which twenty are double-page and the rest full-page illustrations. Some of 
the machines designed by Ramelli are derived from earlier works (a hydraulic wheel with a vertical axis 
is analogous to that of Leonardo), but Ramelli himself was a highly talented engineer, and the volume 
justifies the great reputation it enjoyed in the field of applied mechanics. 

Kunstliche Abriss allerhand Wasser- Wind- Ross und Handtmiihlen, beneben schonen und niitzlicben 
Pompcn auch andern Maschinen (Frankfurt am Main, P. Jacobus, 1617), by Jacobus de Strada, includes 
fifty plates engraved from original drawings by the author and published after his death in 1588 by his 
grandson, Octavius de Strada. Strada may be said to have carried the influence of Leonardo's technologi- 
cal work into Germany, as Besson and Ramelli extended it into France. 

The first Italian edition of the classic work on mechanics by Guido Ubaldo del Monte, Li met ban 
(Venice, F. dei Franceschi, 1581), should be mentioned. According to Stillman Drake, the mechanics of 
Guido Ubaldo was the first truly scientific attempt at a rigorous unification of statics and dynamics, and 
it paved the way for Galileo's synthesis of all the traditions that influenced mechanics in the sixteenth 
century. 

Other early engineering works in the collection include the Inventioni (Parma, S. Viotto, 1579), by 
Giovanni Battista Isacchi, a sixteenth-century engineer in the service of conte Luigi Pico della Mirandola; 
Trc discorsi sopra il modo d'alzar deque da'luogbi bassi (also published in Parma by Viotto, 1567), by 
Giuseppe Ceredi, a work illustrating his interest in the construction and use of the Archimedean screw 
for the irrigation of fields and the draining of swamps; and Delia trasporlatione dell'obelisco vaticano 
(Rome, D. Basa, 1590), bv Domenico Fontana, an architect who worked under Sextus V, and who describes 
in this elaborately illustrated book the moving of the Vatican obelisk in l s >86 from its position at Santa 
Maria della Febbre, Rome, and its elevation in the anterior court at St. Peter. 



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Many of the books reflect Professor White's interest in early military engineering. An important ex- 
ample is by Albrecht Diirer, one of the earliest writers on the modern science of fortification; Dc urbibus, 
arcibus, castellisque condendis (Parie, C. Wee he 1, 1535) is the first edition of Joachim Camararius' 
translation of Diirer's Unterricht zu Befestigung der Stetl, Schloss und Flecken. Works indicative of the 
Renaissance interest in the military arts of earlier periods, particularly the engineering and ballistics 
developed by the Romans, are seen in Vallo: Libra continente appertinente a capitanii (Venice, P. Ravano, 
1535), by Battista della Yalle, the most popular military book of its time, and in Roberto Valturio's De 
re militari (Paris, C. Wechel, 1532), the first edition to be printed in France of this popular encyclopedia 
with woodcut illustrations, including one of a movable siege-tower in the form of a dragon discharging an 
arrow from a cannon in its mouth; Valturio was used intensively by Leonardo in both the Latin and Italian 
versions which were printed in the preceding century. 

One sixteenth-centurv book is of particular interest because it concerns the transmission of scien- 
tific knowledge from a still earlier period. This is the Italian translation by Alessandro Georgi da Urbino 
of the Pneumatica of Hero of Alexander, published with numerous woodcuts in Urbino in 1592 under the 
title of Spirituali. Hero's devices operated by water, air, and steam; this work must have been an inspira- 
tion to Leonardo, perhaps transmitted through a manuscript since it was not published until many years 
after his death. Leonardo mentions Hero by name in the Codex Atlanticus; drawings and notes on siphons 
in Manuscript G are reminiscent of passages in the Pneumatica. 

Many of the treatises on machinery and on military and civil engineering of the seventeenth century 
in this collection are as important to scholarship in the history of science as those mentioned above, and 
many of these are by engineers and technicians whose works were composed in the preceding century. It 
is particularly significant that a gift of such scope and richness comes from Professor and Mrs. White, 
long-time friends of the Library, and that it is presented in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Elmer Belt, who have 
given the Library a Leonardo collection of enduring importance. 

F.L.F. 



Benefit Concert for Medical Library Scholarships 

The Los Angeles Doctors' Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Henri Temianka, will present 
a benefit concert on Friday, December 8, in the Wilshire Ebell Theater, with all proceeds going to the 
Medical Library Scholarship Foundation of the Medical Library Group of Southern California. The Founda- 
tion presents scholarships each year to graduate students in medical librarianship at the library schools 
of USC and UCLA. Featured artists for this program will be Gabor and Peter Rejto, father and son cell- 
ists, presenting the premiere performance of a work by Eugene Zador. Tickets at $10.00, $7.50, $5.00, 
and $3.00 may be obtained from Mrs. Alison Bunting, Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library Service, 
Biomedical Library, UCLA (telephone: 825-4055), or from the Wilshire Ebell Theater Box Office, 4401 
W. 8th Street, Los Angeles (telephone: 939-1128). 

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Biomedical Library 

The Clark Library was the scene of a garden party on September 30 held to celebrate the first quarter 
century of the UCLA Biomedical Library. Present and former staff members and other friends of the Bio- 
medical Library gathered to hear informal talks by Lawrence Clark Powell, Robert Vosper, former School 
of Medicine Dean Stafford Warren, and present Dean Sherman Mellinkoff. Two volumes were presented to 
the Library by the staff in honor of Louise Darling, Biomedical Librarian: Antonio Scarpa's Anatomicae 

luditu et olfaclu (Ticini, 1789), with engraved plates from Scarpa's drawings, and Gordon 
Dunthorne's Flou er and Fruit Prints of the 18th and Early 19th Centuries (New York, 1970). 



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Anniversary Gift from Dr. Moes 

To mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Biomedical Library, Dr. Robert Moes, Los Angeles sur- 
geon, book collector, and medical historian, has given the Library a copy of William Harvey's De genera- 
tione animalium (Amsterdam, L. Elzevir, 1651). This work by the discoverer of the circulation of the blood 
is the most important book on generation published during the seventeenth century. Harvey was among 
the first to disbelieve the erroneous doctrine of the "preformation" of the foetus, and his statement of the 
principle ex ovo omnia was but one of the many advances on preceding thought which he set forth in the 
book. The chapter on midwifery is the first work on that subject to be written by an Englishman. 

This fine copy in its contemporary vellum binding is a beautiful example of Elzevir press work and 
is, in fact, the most elegant and desirable of the four editions printed in 1651. It brings to three the num- 
ber of editions of the work in the Biomedical Library, which also holds the London, 1651 (first), edition 
in the Benjamin Collection, and the Hague, 1680, edition. Dr. Moes' generous and gracious gift is char- 
acteristic of his continuing interest in the Biomedical Library through many years. 

M. G. 



Publications and Activities 

Robert Collison's Indexes and Indexing has been issued in a fourth revised edition by Ernest Benn, 
of London, and John de Graff, of New York. 

James Fayollat's article, "0-Line Serials Control System in a Large Biomedical Library: Descrip- 
tion of the System," has been published in the September-October issue of ASIS: journal of the American 
Society for Information Science. 

The Interdisciplinary Research Program on Angola, Mozambique, and Guinea (Bissau) of the UCLA 
African Studies Center has published Portugal in Africa: A Bibliography of tin- UCLA Collection, by 
Gerald J. Bender and others, issued as the Center's Occasional Paper number 12. The 315-page compila- 
tion includes classified lists of books, periodicals, and government documents in the University Library 
system which relate to Portugal's African provinces. 

Robert Vosper and Everett Moore were two of the sixty participants in the second U.S. -Japan Confer- 
ence on Libraries and Information Science in Higher Education held at Wingspread, Racine, Wisconsin, 
October 17-20. The theme of the conference was "University and Research Libraries in Japan and the 
United States: Principal Issues in the Seventies." Mr. Vosper read one of the principal papers, on the 
subject of "The Role of the University Library Director." The following week, seven of the Japanese 
delegates to the conference visited UCLA and USC on their return home. 

"School of Library Service at the University of California, Los Angeles," by G. Edward Evans, As- 
sociate Professor in the Library School, appears in the Spring 1972 issue of the Library Binding Institute's 
The Library Scene. 



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friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Alison Bunting, James R. Cox, Frances 
L. Finger. Martha Gnudi, Dorothy Harmon, Tine Spencer, Gloria Werner. 



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Commemorative Medals Are Awarded by the National Park Service 

Three commemorative medals have been awarded by the U.S. National Park Service to those who did the 
major work of designing and arranging the exhibition, "America's Parks: A Century of National Steward- 
ship, 1872-1972," which is on display in the Research Library through January 8. James Cox, Margaret 
Cox, and Marian Engelke are the recipients of the medals, which were presented on November 29 at the 
Fall dinner meeting of the Friends of the UCLA Library by the speaker for the occasion, Mr. Horace Al- 
bright, acting for the Park Service, of which he was the second Director. The obverse and reverse of the 
centennial medal are reproduced here. 



Dr. Huston to Lecture on Sir Kenelm Digby 

Dr. K. Garth Huston, of Glendale, whose collection of Sir Geoffrey Keynes formed a recent exhibition 
in the Research Library, will address the Society for the History of Medical Science, on December 13, at 
8:15 p.m., on the fourth floor of the Biomedical Library, on the subject of "Sir Kenelm Digby (1603-1665) 
and the Powder of Sympathy." All interested persons are invited to attend at no charge. 



An exhibition of books from Dr. Huston's collection of works by Sir Kenelm and of volumes formerly 
in his library — many in fine bindings with his gold-tooled monogram and arms — will be on display on the 
fourth floor of the Biomedical Library until December 15. 



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'Vanity Fair' Caricatures Given by Professor Nisbet 

A recent gift to the Library from Ada B. Nisbet, Professor of English at UCLA, of almost one hundred 
Yanitx Fair caricatures forms an adjunct to the great strength in Victorian literature in the Department of 
Special Collections. The illustrations drawn by such outstanding caricaturists as "Spy" (Leslie Ward), 

Ape" (Carlo Pellegrini), "Max" (Max Beerbohm), and others, are "antiportraits" of writers, poets, states- 
men, artists, musicians, and actors. They are given punning or satiric titles in the long-standing tradi- 
tion of political caricature, partly to avoid being libelous and partly because they were intended for a 
sophisticated group of readers who found the guessing part of the fun. The colored lithographs are char- 
acteristically of small-bodied, large-headed figures against blank backgrounds. They are as delightful 
todav as they were when they began, in 1868, to challenge the supremacy which Punch then held in the 
field of caricature and cartoon. 

The gift was given in honor of the late Professor Bradforth Booth, and caricatures of twelve of the 
most prominent authors in the Sadleir Collection of Nineteenth-Century Fiction, which is housed in the 
Bradford Booth Room, have been selected to hang there. They make a most charming and appropriate ad- 
dition to the beautiful room. 

H. B. 



Size of Academic Libraries, 1971/72 

\cademic Library Statistics, 1971-1972, including data on seventy- eight institutions which are mem- 
bers of the Association for Research Libraries, reveals that the UCLA Library remains thirteenth in size 
of collections. Changes in the rankings of the twenty largest libraries include reductions of Michigan 
from fourth to fifth, owing to exclusion of holdings of the Dearborn campus, and of Toronto from sixth to 
eighth, due to correction of previous error and exclusion of certain libraries. Other notable chnges in 
position reflect the very large accessions of Texas (from fifteenth to fourteenth in size") and Indiana (from 
twelfth to tenth). The ranking of libraries by the net volumes added during the year, in which UCLA is 
now in sixteenth place after two years in the twentieth position, records three Canadian libraries among 
the ten fastest-growing institutions. 



Volumes in Library: 



1971-72 



Net Volumes Added: 



1971-72 



1. 


Harvard 


2. 


Vale 


J. 


Illinois 


4. 


Columbia 


5. 


Michigan 


6. 


UC Berkeley 


7. 


Cornell 


8. 


Toronto 


9. 


Stanford 


10. 


Indiana 


11. 


Minnesota 


12. 


Chicago 


13. 


1 ' LA 


14. 


Texas 


15. 


Ohio State 


16. 


Wisconsin 


17. 


Northwestern 


18. 


Princeton 


19. 


Pennsyh 


20. 


Duke 



8,707,822 
5,993,856 
',391 
s,350 
4,332,518 
-UX3,936 
3,888,634 
3,829,281 
3,721,343 
5,344,141 
\740 
3,212,296 
3,164,328 
2. "34, 595 
2,670,984 
2.M7.796 

-2,871 
0,933 

2,333,382 



1. 


Texas 


2. 


Indiana 


3. 


Harvard 


4. 


Toronto 


5. 


Vale- 


6. 


Illinois 


7. 


British Columbia 


8. 


Chicago 


9. 


Alberta 


10. 


Columbia 


11. 


Utah 


12. 


Stanford 


13. 


[( Berkeley 


14. 


Michigan 


15. 


Ohio State 


16. 


UCLA 


17. 


Minnesota 


is. 


Maryland 


19. 


Massachusetts 


20. 


Cornell 



,533 
276,727 

.600 

:s\i20 
195,215 
183,596 
1 14,527 
14 2,293 
140,262 
133,545 
132, > - 
132,759 
.010 
13 1,883 
1 $1,268 
125,500 
122,427 
121,391 
118,930 
11X518 



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Librarian' s Notes 

At their November 14 meeting, at the home of President Dr. Marcus E. Crahan, the Council members 
of the Friends of the UCLA Library received a report that the group now has 393 members, a considerably 
larger number than in any previous year, and that the available bank balance has equally increased. In 
consequence the Friends, most generously, made a grant of $750 for the addition of important materials 
— particularly reference works — to the College Library and another $750 for the addition of scarce or im- 
portant works in the field of Afro-Americana. In addition the Friends generously made funds available 
for a dramatic acquisition that will be announced under special circumstances next spring. 

On the advice of a nominating committee, the Council re-elected for another term the present slate 
of officers as follows: President, Dr. Marcus E. Crahan; Vice-President, Mr. James S. Hartzell; Secretary, 
Mr. Muir Dawson; Treasurer, Mrs. Bradford A. Booth. The Friends themselves will soon be balloting on 
a slate of six Council members for the term ending December 31, 1975. 



Mrs. Ann Hincklev, the Assistant Head of the Reference Department in the Universitv Research Li- 
brary since 1970, on January 1 will become the Acting Department Head, relieving Professor Robert L. 
Collison who then takes over as Acting Dean of the School of Library Service during Dean Horn's sab- 
batical leave. 

Mrs. Hincklev, a graduate of Stanford, joined the Reference staff in 1964, following on graduation 
from UCLA's School of Library Service. In addition to her work with interlibrary borrowing and responsi- 
bility for the Foundations Collection, she has been widely regarded for the introductory bibliographic 
lectures she herself has given, or arranged for other staff members to offer, to graduate students and new 
faculty in a number of academic departments. Mrs. Hinckley continues a notable line of learned, gracious, 
and efficient Heads of the Reference Department, which has, since the 1940's, been a front line of high 
quality educational support to the campus academic program. 



James Y. Mink, University Archivist and Director of the UCLA Oral History Program, has been ap- 
pointed Head of the Department of Special Collections, succeeding Wilbur J. Smith who retired last De- 
cember. After receiving his M.A. in History at UCLA, Mr. Mink attended Berkeley's Graduate School of 
Librarianship, worked for the two succeeding years in the Bancroft Library, particularly with historical 
manuscripts, and in 1952 returned to UCLA as Assistant Head of Special Collections. His historical in- 
terests made him a natural source of assistance in the early days of UCLA's archival program, and in 
1953 he was certified by the annual program in Archival Administration at American University. Today 
he is a respected leader among American archivists and is currently President of the Society of California 
Archivists. 

Mr. Mink is widely respected as one of the pioneers in the development of oral recording as a sophis- 
ticated handmaiden to historical studies. In 1966 he was the founding chairman of the Oral History As- 
sociation, and he is now Editor of its Newsletter. As conference organizer and speaker on both archival 
management and oral historv. Mr. Mink is frequently called on by other universities, and his list of pro- 
fessional articles on those subjects, as well as on California history, is extensive. He has also found 
time to work effectively with the young UCLA Librarians Association, having served as its President in 
1968 

Next June the nation's specialists in rare books and manuscripts will hold their annual meeting in 
Los Angeles, with special programs at UCLA, and James Mink is a member of the local arrangements 



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committee. This will be a perfect forum at which to introduce him in his distinguished new position as 
Head of Special Collections. I am especially pleased that his imagination, learning, and organizational 
skills can be directed to a major component of this Library's great distinction. 



Mr. Ronald J. Kirkpatrick, Principal Photographer and a member of the staff since 1959, has been 
appointed Head of the Library Audio-Visual and Photographic Service, succeeding Harry Williams. Mr. 
Kirkpatrick is a graduate of UCSB in Geology, and his professional skill as a photographer was fostered 
during his Naval service. As he takes over administration of our former Photographic Department, Mr. 
Kirkpatrick will be responsible for expanding its operations to include audio-visual functions and for pro- 
viding effective support to the Library program through the application of innovative photographic and 
audio-visual techniques. 

R. V. 



Publications and Activities 

Charlotte Georgi's Management and the Arts: A Selected Bibliography has been published by the 
Management in the Arts Program as its Research Paper number 5 (Graduate School of Management, UCLA; 
$3.00, plus 5% sales tax for California purchasers, checks to be made payable to The Regents of the 
University of California). 

Everett Moore has been reelected as a Trustee of the Public Affairs Information Service, for 1972 to 
1979. 

Johanna Tallman has been elected Chairman of the Academic Staff Organization, which represents 
non-Senate academic personnel at UCLA. Norman Dudley has been elected to the Committee on Commit- 
tees of the organization. 

Jean Aroeste has edited the Annual Register of Grant Support, 1972 (Academic Media, Orange, N.J.), 
which provides information on financial aid available in 1973. 

Samuel Margolis has compiled a list of seven newspaper microfilming projects completed by the Li- 
brary which has been published in the "Clearinghouse" section of the Microform Rex ieu tor October. 

Lawrence Clark Powell's A Tribute to Bradford Booth, reprinted with permission from Modern Fiction 
Studies, has been published as a booklet by the Friends of the UCLA Library on the occasion of the 
dedication of the Bradford Booth Memorial Room in the Department of Special Collections on November IT". 
Single copies will be supplied on request. 



I Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Hilda Bohem, Martha Gnudi, Robert 
Vosper. 



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January, 1973 




Photograph of Aldous Huxley by George Kramer 



Harper & Row Presents Its Files on Aldous Huxley 

An important accession for the Library has been the recent and unexpected gift, from Harper & Row, 
publishers, of New York, comprising the firm's entire file of correspondence relating to Aldous Huxley. 
UCLA has been collecting Huxley's books and manuscript materials relating to him for more than fifteen 
years, and we have assembled a noteworthy collection of first editions of his books, as well as important 
later editions. Many were gifts from the late Majl Ewing, Professor of English at UCLA, and also from 
Jacob I. Zeitlin, Los Angeles antiquarian bookseller, a close friend from Huxley's earliest days in South- 
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contains what is perhaps the largest group of Huxley's literary manuscripts in one institution. The cor- 
respondence includes, along with miscellaneous letters, two notable groups, those with Jacob I. Zeitlin 
and with Lawrence Clark Powell. The generous gift from Harper & Row adds a large quantity of letters 
which will have great value for scholarly research on Huxley. 

Harper & Row (formerly Harper & Brothers) was Aldous Huxley's only American publisher from the 
time he came to America in 1937 until his death in 1962. Some of Huxley's works had been published 
by Doubledav prior to 1937, but in that year Harper bought out Doubleday's interest. This group of cor- 
respondence therefore presents a complete record of the publishing of Huxley's books in America for 
the last twenty-five vears of his life, the years of his maturity when he published both philosophical 
works and novels, including such books as After Wain a Sumrm i D i bt Su an (1942), The Perennial 
osophy (1945), Tht D< i Us of Loudon (1952), The Doors of Pen eption (1954), and Island (1962). 

Harper's file is extensive, and contains more than the correspondence with Huxley himself. In all, 
there are 2,579 pieces, of which 236 are letters from Huxley. Because they are closely related, there 
are also letters from Merle Armitage, Gerald Heard, Lewis Mumford, Hugh Trevor-Roper, Lionel Trilling, 
Glenway W'estcott, and others equally well-known. Included are letters from Huxley's English literary 
agent and from Chatto & Windus, his English publisher. 

But Aldous Huxlev's own letters are the high spots of the collection. Apparently he could not write 
a dull letter. Xot only is his great intellect reflected in this correspondence, but his kindness, his thought 
for others, his reasoned and sane approach to living, is evident throughout, for these are not business 
letters in the usual sense, but personal messages to Eugene Saxon, Cass Canfield, and the others at 
Harper. Huxley, of course, had a terrible time with his failing eyesight over the years, but there is no 
hint of complaint or self-pity in these letters. His courage and integrity are implicit in everything he wrote. 

Sometimes there are bits of literary history; thus he writes of George Sand in a letter of June 8, 1954: 
The woman is so much more remarkable than the writer; for the novels - such at least as I have 
looked at again in recent vears — have become unreadable. (And yet they were the great liberating 
influence of earlv Victorian days. Matthew Arnold, for example, read them with passion and 
felt that she stood for everything that his own society repressed. He even made a pilgrimage to 
see her in 1846. ) 

On August 30, 1956, he wrote to Mr. Canfield: 

I have just heard from someone who has seen an advance copy that there is a 35c edition of 
The G( runs and the Goddess on the market. Is this so? I don't remember your telling me of it. 
Also mv informant tells me that it has a cover representing a young lady putting on (or taking 
off) her drawers ! . . . 

But on September 22 he wrote: 

Thank vou for the copies of the G & G in paper covers. The ladv in underclothes is not too 
bad after all . . . 

Of obvious local interest is a letter of October 2 3, 1940: 

I went to the UCLA Library yesterday ... I had already asked the librarian to try Berkeley, 
which has more books than L.A. — tho' with small hope. To my surprise & satisfaction I found 
that, by an unusual excess of zeal, they had already, having found Berkeley unavailing, sent 
to the L. of Congress for the book ... I hadn't expected to get such prompt and effective as- 
ince . . . 

B. W. 



January, 1973 



An Exhibition on 'Engineering in History' 

A group of exhibitions entitled "Engineering in History" will be shown during February and March 
in the Research Library lobby, the Department of Special Collections, the Engineering & Mathematical 
Sciences Library, and the Biomedical Library. They are mounted on the occasion of the campus Open 
House on February 25, which this year features the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and also 
in honor of Professor Lynn White, Jr., of the Department of History, who will deliver the 1973 Faculty 
Research Lecture on February 20 on the subject of "Engineering in Medieval Intellectual Life." 

The exhibitions in the Research Library will feature materials from the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana 
and from the recent gift by Professor and Mrs. White of early printed books on Renaissance and Baroque 
technology. A special exhibition in the Engineering & Mathematical Sciences Library will be devoted 
chiefly to man's conquest of the air, while the Biomedical Library exhibition will deal with aspects of 
early technology. Further information will be provided in our February issue. 

The 1973 Student Book Collection Competitions 

The 25th annual Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collection Competitions will open next month, 
with separate series of first ($125), second ($50), and third ($25) prizes for undergraduate and graduate 
students at UCLA. The closing date for contest entrants will be April 12, 1973. 

The series of competitions began in 1948, with support from Mr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell, the found- 
ers of Campbell's Book Store, for undergraduate prize winners. In recent years the Friends of the UCLA 
Library have instituted prizes for the graduate student collectors, and the Graduate Students Association 
and the Library Staff Association have sponsored additional special awards. The judges for the 1973 
competitions will be Peggy Christian, antiquarian bookseller; William Emboden, once an undergraduate 
contest winner and now Professor of Biology at the California State University, Northridge; and John 
Martin, of the Black Sparrow Press. A broadside providing complete details on the competitions will soon 
be available at all campus libraries. 

Charging Procedure for Overdue Books Is Changed by the College Library 

The College Library will conduct an experiment with its methods of assessing overdue charges dur- 
ing the Winter and Spring Quarters of 1973. The principal purpose of charging fees for overdue books is 
to assure that books are returned for the use of other borrowers, and the College Library staff believes 
that there may be no useful purpose in billing for such overdue fees unless the books are actually requested 
by other borrowers. 

In this experiment the College Library will (1) not assess overdue charges for books from its Open 
Stack Collection that have not been requested by other patrons, so long as the books are returned before 
the maximum overdue charge has accrued, i.e., 21 days after the due date; (2) renew books at any time 
after the due date if they have not been requested by other readers: and (3) consider books requested by 
other patrons to be on reserve as of the due date and thus subject to double the regular overdue charges, 
as provided in the [ CL.\ Library Lending ( ■ 

Meanwhile, the regular lending period for Open Stack Collection books will continue to be two weeks, 
and overdue notices will continue to be sent to delinquents. The overdue charges will apply only when 
materials are needed for other users or for reserve, and thus the original borrower, to be certain to avoid 

overdue charge, must return or renew the books by the due date. It is assumed, under this system, 
that patrons who cannot find books in the Open Stack Collection will consistent lv notify, personnel at the 
Information Window of the College Library Circulation Desk. Staff members will also welcome general 
responses from readers during the course of the experiment. 



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Survey on the Users of the Library 

The University Library, responsive to its obligations to serve not only UCLA students and faculty 
but many who come from other campuses and, in addition, a large number of other researchers in Southern 
California, needs to collect more precise information on its clientele. Circulation statistics provide 
some indication of user distribution, but these do not offer a complete picture of Library use because 
they report only the quantity of recorded borrowing, and do not take into account the extensive reference 
services provided, or the in-house use of library materials. There is increasing need to obtain a broader 
base of data as to when the libraries are being used and by whom, whether by on-campus or off-campus 
persons, and such information will be of great value to the Library administration in planning the most 
effective use of its resources. 

In order to gather this important information, surveys will be conducted during all hours of service 
at the Reference Desk of the University Research Library, the College Library Reference Desk and exits, 
and the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library Reference Desk and exit, on January 22-28, Feb- 
ruary 12-18, March 12-18, and March 26-31. The survey at the Research Library exits will be on February 
5-18, March 12-18, and March 26-31. These weeks have been chosen as representative periods of library 
activity throughout the quarter and intersession. 

Library users will be asked to tell attendants their status each time they pass through exit turnstiles. 
(Signs listing categories will be posted so that users may be prepared with their responses.) Attendants 
will ask readers what colleges or universities they are connected with and what their status there is, and 
thus will provide an hourly analysis of the character of the Library's public. The same type of survey 
will be taken each time a patron inquires at a reference desk in the three libraries. We ask the indulgence 
of our users for the few seconds of time that will be required to obtain this information . 



Acquisitions in Microform and Photocopy 

The Library has obtained a reel of microfilm of the Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Jane 
Welsh Carlyle, reproduced from two volumes of the original letters preserved in Carlyle's house in Chelsea. 
Films of the original manuscript of Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure and Virginia Woolf's Orlando have 
also been acquired. 

Other collections of manuscripts and papers which have been received are the following: the Papers 
of Daniel Webster, including correspondence, State Department papers, and Congressional documents, on 
41 reels of film, with a bound guide and index; the manuscript Diaries, 18~ 1 2-1S96, of John Gregory Bourke, 
noted for his studies of the American Indian, on 10 reels; a reel of the Qlliva.nl Manuscripts of Mayne 
Reid (1818-1883), an Irish immigrant author of romances based on his American experiences as storekeeper, 
Negro overseer, schoolmaster, actor, hunter, and soldier; and a photocopy of the Notebooks of Herman 
Minkowski (1864-1909), Professor at the University of Zurich who taught Albert Einstein and helped lay 
the mathematical foundation for the theory of relativity. 

Governmental papers and records acquired on microfilm include the Correspondence Relative to the 
Sandu ich Islands, 1824 to 1843, on one reel, comprising confidential papers printed solely for the use 
of the British Cabinet; 72 reels of the Records of the Western Pacific High Commission Secretariat, from 

'5 to 1914, issued by the Central Archives of Fiji and the High Commission; the Journal officiel de 
la republique francaise: Lois el decrcts, 1891-1899, on 48 reels; the Personal Papers of Benito Mussolini, 

Official Records of the Italian I < \ffice and Ministry of Culture, from 1922 to 

1944, on 316 reels; and Statistics of ti dential ana i sessional Elections, 1920-1970, on two 

reels. 

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Notes on Publications 

James Davis has compiled an annotated checklist, Mucha: An Exhibition of Books & Periodicals 
Illustrated by .Mphonse Mucha, describing more than eighty items which were displayed in the College 
Library last Fall in observance of the International Book Year. Single copies of the checklist are avail- 
able on request from the College Library, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024. 

With this issue of the UCLA Librarian, members of the Friends of the UCLA Library will be receiv- 
ing, through the courtesy of the Alumni Association, the informative brochure in which John B. Jackson 
tells The Story of the UCLA Library. Mr. Jackson, who recently retired from University service, was a 
member of the founding Board of Directors of the Friends in 1951. A few additional copies are available 
from the Library Administrative Office. 

William M. Cheney, resident printer of the Clark Library gatehouse, has printed and otherwise par- 
ticipated in the creation of a miniature volume (1% by 2 3/8 inches, half calf and boards), published by 
Dawson's Book Shop last month, entitled Flccccstrect's Creek in a Nutshell: The Ancient Language 
Accommodated to the Busy Student of Today, by Judge Jason Augustus Fleecestreet, whose earlier work, 
Improved Pig Latin Grammar for Modem Scholars (1963), was adapted from the Pamphlet on the Four Basic 
Dialects of Pig Latin (1950), by the late Brigadier General Cyclops Stonebone. Printer Cheney has lent 
a hand to all of these linguistic contributions. 

Rabbi Abraham Heschel 

Among the raanv visiting scholars who have used our libraries in recent years, none was more thought- 
ful in expressing appreciation for the use of our resources than Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, whose 
death last December 23 in New York we have read of with regret. For manv vears, this distinguished 
theologian of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, in New York, spent about two months each 
summer in Los Angeles in order to use the books in the Jewish Studies Collection in the Research Li- 
brary. As long ago as 1966, he wrote to Chancellor Franklin Murphy that in working in the field of the 
history of ideas in Judaism he found our collection of Hebraica so unusually fine "and the cooperation 
of its staff so generous that it was a joy to work there." Such letters came from him each year after his 
summer's research in our library, and only last September he wrote a note by hand to Mr. Yosper saying 
that "Before leaving Los Angeles I felt the need to express my deep gratitude to you and to your staff, 
especially Mrs. Frances Rose, for the gracious hospitality I enjoyed in working during the summer in 
your great institution." 

Something of the esteem in which Rabbi Heschel was held by other scholars was indicated in obitu- 
ary notices that appeared in the press. The late Christian theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, himself an in- 
ternationally renowned scholar, was quoted as saying, "Dr. Heschel's is a commanding and authoritative 
voice in the religious life of America." His best known work was published in two parts: Wan Is \ot 
Alone: A Philosophy of Religion, in 1951, and Cod in Search of Wan: A Philosophy of Judaism, in 1955. 

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friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles, 
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Exhibitions on 'Engineering in History' 

The occasion for the exhibitions on "Engineering in History," on display until March 31 in the Research 
Library Lobby, the Department of Special Collections, the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library, 
and the Biomedical Library, is a happy conjunction of events. Professor Lynn White, Jr., founder of the 
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and recently appointed by the Regents to the post of Uni- 
versity Professor, will deliver the 1973 Faculty Research Lecture on February 20, on the subject "Engi- 
neering in Medieval Intellectual Life." Professor and Mrs. White recently presented a collection of 59 
early printed books illuminating Renaissance and Baroque technology, together with a sixteenth/seventeenth- 
century manuscript of Girolamo Cataneo, to the UCLA Library, in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Elmer Belt, donors 
of the Belt Library of Vinciana. And, in addition, this year's Open House on February 25 is featuring 
the School of Engineering and Applied Science. 

The records of the works of engineers, from what is called prehistory into the nineteenth century, 
are receiving increasing attention from historians. The recognition of the influence of technical and 



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mechanical changes and advances upon the political, social, economic, and intellectual life of mankind 
has resulted in a search for new sources of evidence and the consideration of new kinds of documents. 
Inquiry into the history of technology in such areas as agricultural practices, the uses of water power, 
architecture, military devices, clockmaking, and bridgebuilding and shipbuilding has led to the probing 
of archaeological evidence, the searching of old manuscripts for pictorial records, the re-reading of older 
political, theological, and literary works, and a new interest in the records found in the writings of cur- 
ious and inventive minds. 

Professor White has written that the Middle Ages and Renaissance did not know "the Platonic and 
Romantic convictions . . . that engines and human values are necessarily at odds." The engineer then 
was usually also a theologian, or a physician, or a philosopher, or an artist. Engineering was not "ap- 
plied science" — it was empirical, pragmatic, and, in many instances, speculative and fanciful. 

The exhibitions in the Research Library are intended to show the inventive genius of some of these 
early engineers. Many examples on display are from the Belt Library of Vinciana, and from Professor 
and Mrs. White's gift. The Library possesses other resources which would illustrate the great periods of 
technical invention in China, and the era of Islamic preeminence in science, but the scope of this exhi- 
bition does not permit their inclusion. Although the Western world borrowed from Eastern sources, by the 
middle of the fourteenth century it had seized global leadership in technology, which it has retained to 
the present day. The exhibition in the Biomedical Library deals with aspects of early medical technology. 

The exhibition in the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library is entitled "Man's Conquest 
of the Air." The earliest legend of man's attempt to fly concerns the Emperor Shun (2258-2208 B.C.), 
who escaped from a tower by using two reed hats which spread out to serve as a parachute. The Chinese 
also created the top, a device which illustrates the lifting principle of the airscrew. A similar device, 
the helicopter, was described by Leonardo da Vinci, who designed flying wings and the parachute. 

By the time of the Renaissance there was great interest in mechanical science in Europe. In 1670 
Francesco de Lana-Terzi described an aerial vessel intended to float in the air by the displacement of 
four large copper globes from which the air had been evacuated. The Montgolfier brothers invented the 
first hot-air balloon, and gave the first public demonstration of balloon ascension on June 4, 1783. The 
first man to ascend in a free balloon was Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier, on November 21, 1783, rising 
to a height of 500 feet. On January 7, 1785, Jean-Pierre Blanchard, accompanied by Dr. J. Jeffries, made 
the first balloon flight across the English Channel, carrying the first letters to be sent by air- including 
one for Benjamin Franklin. The exhibition shows some of these historical examples, as well as designs 
of more recent aircraft used in man's conquest of the air, and other interesting historical publications in 
the fields of mathematics, astronomy, meteorology, and computer science. 

A brochure for the exhibition, available at each of the participating libraries, reproduces the illustra- 
tion shown here, from pages of the Bonino Manuscript, ecu 1575, the notebook of an Italian engineer named 
Marco Bonino. It contains engineering drawings, most of which are copied from earlier sources but with 
numerous changes and improvements, and also sketches of what may prove to be original inventions. The 
manuscript, from the Department of Special Collections, is displayed in the Lobby of the Research Library. 

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February, 1973 



In Memory of President Johnson 

A small exhibition in memory of Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President of the United States, is 
on display in the lobby of the Research Library. Emphasis is given to his role in the passage of landmark 
civil rights and other social legislation. His domestic policies were presaged in his Charter Day address 
at UCLA on February 21, 1964: 

"So long as there remains a man without a job, a family without a roof, a child without a school, we 
have much to do. No American can rest while any American is denied his rights because of the color of 
his skin. No American conscience can be at peace while any American is jobless, hungry, uneducated, 
and ignored. Our permanent revolution' is dedicated to broadening, for all Americans, the material and 
spiritual benefits of the democratic heritage." 

Spring Dinner Meeting of the Friends of the Library 

Members of the Friends of the UCLA Library should note that the Spring Dinner Meeting, described 
as "An Evening with Jack Smith," will be on Wednesday, April 25, at the Faculty Center. Fuller details 
will be supplied next month. 



Activities at the Clark Library 

Playing his own instrument in a brilliant performance, Frederick Hammond, Assistant Professor of 
Music at UCLA, presented an evening of harpsichord music at the Clark Library on January 12. His pro- 
gram included a Toccata and Canzona by Girolamo Frescobaldi, the "French Overture" from Johann Se- 
bastian Bach's Klavier Uebung, and a series of ten Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti. 



Dr. Helen Wallis, Superintendent of the Map Room at the British Museum, presented a paper, illus- 
trated with slides, on "English Globes and Geography in the Days of Pepys and Swift," on February 10. 
Dr. Wallis 's visit to UCLA and the Clark Library was arranged by Norman J. W. Thrower, Professor of 
Geography and Clark Library Professor for 1972/73, who also served as moderator on the occasion of the 
seminar. 



A series of eight seminars on "English Cartography in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries" 
will be presented at the Clark Library beginning on Friday, March 23. Dr. David W. Woodward, Curator 
of Maps at the Newberry Library in Chicago, will lead the first four seminars: "Roads and English Car- 
tography of the Seventeenth Century" (March 23); "The Estate Plan: A Cartographic Genre" (April 6); 
"English Map Printing and Publishing Practices in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries" (April 13); 
"The Cartography of the British Empire in the Eighteenth Century" (April 20). 

The second four, to be led by Professor Coolie Verner of the University of British Columbia, Van- 
couver, will be: "The English Pilot: The First English Marine Atlas" (May 4); "Publishing Practices 
in the Chart Trade in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries" (May 1 1); "An Introduction to Carto- 
Bibliography: Description" (May 18); "An Introduction to Carto-Bibliography: Technology" (May 25). 

Each seminar will convene from 1 to 4 p.m. on the date specified. Dr. Norman J. W. Thrower, Clark 
Library Professor, is in charge of the seminars, and inquiries should be directed to him at the William 
Andrews Clark Memorial Library. 2S20 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles 90018 (731-8529). 

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Music Library Presents a Lecture on Ernst Toch 

The Music Library and the campus Committee on Public Lectures will sponsor an address by Lawrence 
Weschler on the life and creative works of Ernst Toch, at 8 p.m. on March 6 in Schoenberg Hall Room 
1200. The public is invited to attend at no charge. 

The Music Library maintains the Ernst Toch Archive of manuscript, published, and recorded materi- 
als on the composer's career and works. The Friends of the UCLA Library have purchased manuscripts 
for the Archive, and also published, in 1971, certain essays by Toch in a booklet entitled Placed as a 
Link in This Chain: A Medley of Observations. Mr. Weschler is Toch's grandson, and has assisted in 
the organization of materials in the Toch Archive, as well as adding to the collection taped interviews 
with Toch's associates. 



Card Catalog of the Clark Library to be Published 

The dictionary catalog of the books in the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library will be published 
in book form, under terms of an agreement between the University and G. K. Hall & Co. The Clark Li- 
brary's approximately 70,000 volumes are principally representative of English culture of the seventeenth 
and eighteenth centuries (particularly 1640-1750), certain aspects of nineteenth-century English literature, 
and fine printing of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Library is noted for its fine John Dryden 
collection, for an extensive collection of works by and about Oscar Wilde and the 1890's, and for books, 
pamphlets, periodicals, and government documents on Montana and the West. The fine printing collection 
has been developed from Mr. Clark's interest in the books produced by the Kelmscott and Doves Presses, 
and includes works by Eric Gill in many genres, and has concentrated in recent years on the productions 
of the leading printers of the Los Angeles region. 

Some 245,000 author, title, and subject cards in the Clark Library card catalog will be photographed, 
preparatory to publication in fifteen bound volumes. The set will sell, within the United States, for $980 
prepublication and $1240 after July 31. 

Publications and Activities 

Two books by Robert Collison have just been published. The Story of Street Literature: Forerunner 
of the Popular Press (London: J. M. Dent, 1973) is an illustrated study of British chapbooks and broad- 
side ,. es: \ Practical Guide (Encino, Calif.: Dickenson, 1973) is a guide to research in 
American libraries. 

Peter Watson has contributed "A Note on Britain's National Lending Library for Science and Tech- 
nology" to the Fall 1972 Newsletter of the American Council of Learned Societies. 

The second part of James Fayollat's article, "On-Line Serials Control in a Large Biomedical Library,' 
in Evaluation of Retrieval Features," appeared in the November-December issue of ASIS: Journal of 
ty for Information Scii nee. 

During his forthcoming sabbatical year Robert Vosper has been appointed an Honorary Research As- 
sociate by University College of the University of London, in connection with its School of Library, Ar- 
chive, and Information Studies. 

The instructional talks on "Microforms in Research," which Samuel Margolis has presented to a num- 
ber of seminars in various academic disciplines, are briefly described in the "Information Exchange" sec- 
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Charles L. Batten, Jr., Assistant Professor of English at UCLA, has contributed a note on "A 
Newly Discovered Poem by Philip Freneau on the Death of General Moreau" to the November issue of 
American Literature. Professor Batten chanced upon the holograph additions to a copy of Patrick Bry- 
done's Tour through Sicily and Malta (third edition, 1774) in the Research Library stacks; the volume 
has since been removed to the Department of Special Collections. 

The Clark Library has published English Satire, comprising papers read at a Clark Library Seminar 
in January 1972. Included are "Martin Marprelate: His Identity and His Satire," by Leland H. Carlson, 
Professor of History at USC, and "Satire, and Poetry, and Pope," by Ronald Paulson, Professor of Eng- 
lish at Johns Hopkins; the Introduction is by William Frost, Professor of English at UC Santa Barbara. 
Copies are available upon request to the Clark Library, 2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 
90018. 

Wesley S. Griswold, in the Acknowledgments for his The Sight the Revolution Began: The Boston 
Tea Party, 1773 (Brattleboro, Vt.: Stephen Greene Press, 1972), expresses "gratitude and delight at the 
rich resources of the University Research Library of the University of California, Los Angeles, and my 
thankful appreciation of the privilege of utilizing them. The very few needed items that it did not have 
readily available were cheerfully and promptly lent me by the University's library at Berkeley. It is sad 
indeed to contemplate the present dangerous threat to the continuing excellence of the University's li- 
brary collection from ill-informed budget trimmers." 

Bernard Galm has succeeded James Mink as Editor of the quarterly Oral History Association Xews- 
letter, beginning with the December 1972 issue. Joel Gardner is the Associate Editor. 



An Unknown Fragment of Jacopo Alighieri in California 

In 1958 the UCLA Library purchased a fourteenth-century manuscript which contains a fragment of 
Iacopo di Dante. The document consists of a vellum sheet folded in two, so as to present four sides, 
each containing two columns of writing. It appears to have been unthreaded, without lacerations, from 
a quinternion of which it constituted the outside pages. 

Folios lr and lv contain the title, declaration of authorship, and a short resume of the Inferno from 
the first verse to Canto XXI excl. By calculating the distribution of this material (20 cantos summarized 
in 4 columns, cc. lr and lv), one can surmise that the complete Brieve Raccoglimcnto covered five folios. 
The last folio of the quinternion (which we will call folio N) contains the following fragments: folio Nr 
in both columns and folio Nv on two-thirds of the first columns, the conclusion in prose — and beautiful 
prose — of the life of St. Juliana; the remaining part of folio Nv contains the beginning of the Gospel of 
St. John. 

This fragment of the Brieve Raccoglimcnto is quite different from the well-known Capitolo sopra la 
Commcdia, attributed to Jacopo di Dante, a work which has been printed many times and is found in di- 
verse codices. It was attributed to his brother Pietro in the edition of Padova, 1822, and also in // Canto 
di Pietro Allighieri sulla Pit ma Commedia, corrected according to two codices of the fourteenth century, 
bv A. Palesa, Padova, 1859. However, the relationship between the Capitolo and Jacopo's annotations 
was illustrated by Scheffer-Boichorst in 1882. The subject was studied by Rocca, and recently settled 
by Mazzoni with a definite attribution to Jacopo. 

A comparative study of the Brieve Raccoglimento and the Capitolo reveals that the latter offered a 
briefer summary. The subject matter which occupies 137 hendecasyllables in the Brieve Raccoglimento 
requires only 36 in the Capitolo. This short work does not change the modest literary image of Dante's 
son, but it does document an additional episode in the early diffusion of the ( 

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Donations of Photographic Works and Photographic Work 

Danny E. Vandevier, who teaches the history of photography at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, 
has presented to the Library a group of photographic copies of recently discovered 1846 Daguerreotypes 
depicting Washington, D.C. The originals were unearthed by a collector in a San Francisco antique shop 
and later sold to the Library of Congress. 

Mr. Vandevier and his wife, a UCLA student who shares his interest in photography, were so enthusi- 
astic about our holdings in the history of photography, and so gratified at having it available for their use, 
that they offered to clean the Daguerreotypes in the Department of Special Collections, a labor not only 
of love but of great value and expertise. These early photographs will be on display in the fall, adding 
their beauty to the exhibit of the Boni Photographic Collection. 

H. B. 



An Added Note on Abraham Joshua Heschel 

(In our January issue ue carried a brief note on the death of Rabbi Abraham ]. Heschel. He have 
received the following comment by Shimeon Brisman, our Jewish Studies Bibliographer, nou on leave in 

Is rat . 

His romance with the Library began in 1963, when he first came to examine the newly acquired Theo- 
dore Cummings Collection of Hebraica and Judaica. After that he came regularly year after year to spend 
his summer vacation at the Library, and on other occasions, while in transit between one airplane and 
another, he made it a point to visit the Library and spend several hours there. In time he developed a 
strong personal attachment to the institution, and was proud to notice, during his numerous visits, the 
new additions in the Library collections in general and in the Jewish Studies Collection in particular. 

His personal interest in the latter was to the extent that he offered on many occasions to assist in 
organizing an auxiliary group that would participate in the constant development of this collection. A 
year ago he took initial steps toward this goal, and he was planning to make an extra effort during his 
next summer vacation. What attracted him to the Library, he usually explained, was not only the large 
amount of material available here, its accessibility, and the excitement of wandering from bookshelf to 
bookshelf packed with the latest or the earliest works in his fields of interest, but also the people who 
work here, their spirit of cooperation and willingness to be of help. Without them, he used to say, he 
would not have been able to spend such fruitful summers. 

And fruitful they were. Besides the many articles he produced as a result of his summer researches, 
he was able to bring to completion a number of larger projects. During the last few years he completed a 
biography of the enigmatic Hasidic leader, Rabbi Mendel of Kotsk, he compiled the material for the third 
and final volume of his work on the Oral Law, and he prepared a study on general philosophy. 

The L'CLA Library has lost a great friend. 



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friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: Marsha Berman, Hilda Bohem, Shimeon 
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Los Angeles Historical Materials Are Received as a Gift 

The gift of books, papers, photographs, and memorabilia which were collected by Mrs. Grace Somerby 
during much of her career as secretary to Edward A. Dickson, a Regent of the University from 1913 to 1956, 
stands out among the fine historical collections given to UCLA last year. Mrs. Somerby had intended for 




some time to give these materials to the Library, but her death last July prevented a direct gift. Follow- 
ing her wishes, however, her husband, Eugene Somerby, and her daughter, Mrs. Jeanne Fleming, turned 
over to the Department of Special Collections a wealth of material relating to Los Angeles history, Edward 
Dickson and his activities, and, especially, the short-lived Los Angeles Historical Society. 

Mrs. Somerby came from Wisconsin to Los Angeles as a child in the early 1900's; here her father was 
editor of the first Swedish-language newspaper in California. She first met Edward Dickson when she was 
the winner of a writing contest which he judged, and she soon went to work as a reporter for his paper, the 
Los Angeles Evening Express. Later she became his secretary and also served as the secretary of the 
Los Angeles Historical Society, which Mr. Dickson founded in 1924. During the late 1940's and until Mr. 
Dickson's death in 1956, Mrs. Somerby wrote historical articles for Western Federal News, and copies of 
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Probably the most interesting materials in the gift are the files from the Los Angeles Historical So- 
ciety. It had been expected that much of this material would be in the Edward A. Dickson papers, which 
were received by the Library in 1956, but the disappointment of not locating them at that time was relieved 
by the overwhelming riches that were in that gift. Now the Historical Society records are also part of the 
Library's holdings, and they serve to document the existence and activities of a somewhat ephemeral or- 
ganization. The books collected by the Society, as well as the files relating to its activities, have been 
arranged into a separate collection, although most of the photographs, pamphlets, and clippings have been 
integrated into other holdings on the same topics. The photograph reproduced here, showing the L. A. 
Times Bicycle Club in 1895 on a run to Hollywood, heading north on Western Avenue from Pico, is one of 
more than fifty early photographs from the collection. 

S. T. 



Friends' Meeting Will Honor Local Writers 

On Wednesday, April 25, the Friends of the UCLA Library will have "An Evening With Jack Smith 
and Other Writer-Friends," in the Faculty Center. The program is being held in conjunction with the ex- 
hibition "From Raymond Chandler to Jack Smith: Some Writers Who Have Made an Impact on the Local 
Scene," which will be on view in the University Research Library from April 4 to June 10. 

John D. Weaver will be the master of ceremonies for this dinner meeting, in which a number of Southern 
California writers will participate. Every effort has been made to reassure Mr. Smith, the Los Angeles 
Times's popular columnist, that he will not be the subject of fulsome praise and adulation, and he has 
consented to participate in an informal discussion with Friends and fellow authors on writing about the 
local scene. 

Detailed information will be mailed soon to members of the Friends. All members of the Library staff 
and their friends are as always cordially invited. Marian Ellithorpe, in Technical Services (825-3942), 
will accept reservations after announcements have gone out to the Friends. As is customary, reservations 
will be accepted in the order in which they are received up to the number that can be accommodated. Since 
a larger-than-usual turn-out is anticipated, early responses are encouraged. 

There will be a social hour at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:00, and the program will begin 
at about 8:30. 



Clark Library Seminar on 'Literature and History' 

In a seminar entitled "Literature and History," papers were read at the Clark Library on March 3 
by Professor Ralph Cohen, of the Department of English at the University of Virginia, and Professor Mur- 
ray Krieger, of the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, 
Irvine. Professor Cohen spoke on "Literary Change and Literary History: An Inquiry into the Problems 
of Innovation," and Professor Krieger took as his topic "Fiction and Historical Reality." The papers set 
the stage for a lively discussion which was moderated by Professor Richard Lehan, Chairman of the De- 
partment of English at UCLA. 

Non-Smoking Areas Will Be Designated in the Research Library 

A substantial portion of the University Research Library will be designated, effective next month, 
as non-smoking areas. These areas will be labeled with appropriate signs, as will the areas in which 
smoking is to be permitted. In this way the Library will attempt to respond to the requests of increasing 
numbers of readers for study facilities free from smoking, without totally restricting those readers who 
wish to smoke. 



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The public areas of the building will be divided, roughly speaking, into the western non-smoking side 
(about 60 per cent) and the eastern smoking side (about 40 per cent). More particularly, on Floor A smoking 
will not be allowed in the Public Affairs Service, the Theater Arts Reading Room, or the Reading Room 
of the Department of Special Collections, but smoking will be allowed in the exhibit area of Special Col- 
lections and in the hallways. On Floor 1 smoking will be permitted in most of the main Lobby and in the 
Periodicals Reading Room, but not in the Periodicals Stacks, the Microform and Copying Service, the Card 
Catalog, the Reference Room, and the Reading Room and Typing Room on the west side. On Floor 2 there 
will be no smoking in the Oriental Library, in the bookstacks of the Graduate Reserve Service, or at study 
desks near the west elevators; elsewhere on Floor 2 — in the study areas in the southeast corner and near 
the Graduate Reserve Service, on the main east-west aisle, in the Typing-Microform Reading Room, and 
in faculty studies and group study rooms — smoking will be allowed. 

On Floors 3, 4, and 5 the bookstacks, aisles, and study desks west of the east elevators are no- 
smoking areas. From the east elevators eastward smoking will be permitted, and it will also be allowed 
in faculty studies, group study rooms, and labeled sections at the eastern ends of the doctoral candidates' 
study areas. The typing rooms on the upper three floors will be variously designated for smoking or no 
smoking. Library users will be asked not to smoke in all elevators. 

Bibliographical Cooperation in Latin America 

Paul Miles was an invited participant in an international meeting of experts considering Projects 
LILIBL (List of Books for Latin American inn ersitx Libraries) and CATACEN (Centralized Cataloging), 
held at the L'niversidad de Antioquia, Colombia, with the Escuela Interamericana de Bibliotecologia in 
Medell'n as host. The seminar uas sponsored jointly by the Organization of American States and the 
American Library Association, funded in part by I \ESCO as part of the International Book Year. Mr. 
Miles has commented on the deliberations, in part, as follows: 

I believe the most significant outcome will be an agreement among the Latin American countries to es- 
tablish a uniform machine-readable bibliographic format (MARCAL - MARC/Latin America), similar to the 
U.S. Library of Congress MARC format which has been adopted, with minor variations, by Canada, U.K.. 
Italy, Brazil, etc. Such an agreement would greatly facilitate the production of the several national bib- 
liographies and put them on a current basis, a goal which Latin American scholars and librarians have 
been hoping to see achieved for many years now. In addition, such a standardized format would permit 
the easy exchange of computerized bibliographic information among the Latin American countries them- 
selves, as well as with the U.S. and European countries who are using versions of the MARC format. It 
would also, of course, permit the many mechanized library applications which are speeding up our cata- 
loging and technical operations as well as improving public services in libraries. 

Following the conference I was asked to accompany the OAS representative. Marietta Daniels Shep- 
ard, to Bogota in order to discuss with the Andean Pact officials the possibility of reconsidering the un- 
fortunate decision made last November in Lima to adopt the Spanish machine format used to produce the 
Bibliografi'a Hispanica. For reasons stated in the MARCAL Working Group report, adoption of this format 
would, I believe, be a disaster for Latin American library and bibliographic efforts. 

Acquisitions on Microfilm and Photocopy 

The Library has acquired 101 reels of microfilm of the Raft Sbimpo, .i Los Angeles daily newspaper 
in Japanese and English, for various long runs, thereby providing a complete series from July, 1914, 
through February, 1970. Also received on film are the NAACP Annual Reports from 1909 to 1970; the 
Bulletin de I' Enseignmentde I' Afrique > , e, of Dakar, from 191 3 to 1958; and, from the 

Library of Congress, the Miscellai tion o\ Radical V< u -,""'/" rs and Periodicals. 1917-1921. 



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Reproductions of published books have also been obtained. Statement of the Services of Sir Thomas 
Raffles (1824) and James Christie's Cholera Epidemics in East Africa: An Account of the Several Dif- 
fusions of the Disease in That Country from 1821 to 1872 (1876) have been received on microfilm, and 
photocopies of George Foggo's Adventures of Sir James Brooke, K. C. B. , Rajah of Sarawak (1853) and 
J. M. Sauget's Bibliographic des liturgies orientates, 1900-1960 (1962) have been added to the Library's 
collections. 

S. M. 



Publications and Activities 

Kate T. Steinitz, honorary curator of the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana, writing on "Early Art Bib- 
liographies: Who Compiled the First Art Bibliography?" for the Burlington Magazine, number 837, estab- 
lishes the priority of the book list included by Raphael Trichet du Fresne in his Paris 1651 edition of 
Leonardo's Trattato della P ittura. Miss Steinitz gave a seminar in Wolfgang Freitag's class in the Fogg 
Museum of Harvard University in October. 

Richard Hudson has been granted a fellowship for 1973/74 by the American Council of Learned So- 
cieties to work on a multi-volume publication concerning the forms of early seventeenth-century guitar 
music. 

Malcolm S. Cole, Assistant Professor of Music, has described and cataloged the Music Library's 
extensive collection of instrumental compositions by Ignaz Pleyel, in his article, "A Pleyel Collection 
at UCLA," in the December issue of the Music Library Association Notes. 



I ( LA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: William Conway, James Cox, Samuel 
Margolis, Paul Miles, Everett Moore. Saundra Taylor. 



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From left: Japanese Vice-Consul Tetsuyoshi Haruta; Togo Tanaka, former English Section Editor, 
Rafu Sbimpo; Akira Komai, publisher, Rafu Skimpo; Hiro Hishiki, publisher, Kashu Mainichi; Robert 
Vosper, University Librarian; Che-Hwei Lin, Asian-American Bibliographer. (Photograph by Toyo 
Miyatake.) 



Microfilming Completed for 'Rafu Shimpo' and 'Kashu Mainichi' 

Completion of the microfilming of two major bi-Iingual Japanese newspapers by the Library was cel- 
ebrated on March 23 with a reception honoring leaders of the Japanese-American community. As a result 
of the project, the Library now has the most complete files in existence of the Rafu Sbimpo and the Kashu 
Mainichi, both of Los Angeles. The Rafu Sbimpo file, from 1914 to 1970 on 217 reels of film, lacks issues 
before 1914, but as far as is known they do not exist anywhere. Kashu Mainichi, on 94 reels, is complete 
from 1931 to 1968. 

Funds for the microfilming project were made available through the UCLA Asian American Studies 
Center. Akira Komai, publisher of Rafu Sbimpo, and Hiro Hishiki, publisher of Kashu Mainichi, gave per- 
mission for the filming and have granted the University the rights to sell positive copies of the films. 



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L i bra ry Exhibitions 

More than forty writers are represented in the exhibition, entitled "From Raymond Chandler to Jack 
Smith: Some Writers Who Have Dealt with the Local Scene," which is on display until June 10 in the lobby 
of the Research Library. It focuses on writers of the last 30 to 40 years, whose works of fiction or non- 
fiction have dealt with Southern California. 

The exhibition was designed for showing in conjunction with the meeting on April 25 of the Friends 
of the UCLA Library, which gives special recognition to Southern California writers, past and present. 
"An Evening with Jack Smith and Other Writer-Friends," with John D. Weaver as Master of Ceremonies, 
will present a quartet of literary figures: Ward Ritchie will speak on W. W. Robinson and his contributions 
to the literature of the Southland; Neil Morgan, columnist for the San Diego Evening Tribune, will reminisce 
about Raymond Chandler; Mr. Weaver will talk about the Los Angeles Times columnist, Jack Smith; and 
Mr. Smith, in turn, will speak on Matt Weinstock, the former columnist for the Los Angeles Daily Seus 
and Times. 

In addition to works by these speakers and their subjects, the exhibition includes fiction by James 
M. Cain, Robert Carson, Edwin Corle, John Espey, Erie Stanley Gardner, Aldous Huxley, Robert Kirsch, 
Alison Lurie, Ross MacDonald, Budd Schulberg, Carolyn See, Irving Wallace, Joseph Wambaugh, Evelyn 
Waugh, and Martita Wolff, and non-fiction by Ed Ainsworth, Paul Bullock, John Caughey, Robert Glass 
Cleland, Winston Crouch, Guy Endore, John Anson Ford, Dudley Gordon, Gladwin Hill, Russ Leadebrand, 
Richard Lillard, Lawrence Lipton, Carey McWilliams, Henry Miller, Remi Nadeau, Lawrence Clark Powell, 
Andrew Rolle, Art Seidenbaum, and Lee Shippey. 

The display was designed and mounted by Marian Engelke, James Cox, Miki Goral, Mary Dabney Wilson, 
and Brooke Whiting. The generous assistance of John D. Weaver in organizing the exhibition is gratefully 
acknowledged. 



"Glory Hallelujah! Nineteenth-Century America Sings" is the title of an exhibition on view until 
June 9 in the Department of Special Collections, arranged by Brooke Whiting and Tina Spencer. It features 
hymnbooks, songbooks, and broadside ballads of the early nineteenth century, and includes several manu- 
scripts of music by Joseph Stone, an early American composer of sacred music. The display was planned 
for showing in conjunction with the exhibition on "Music in the Visual Arts," now being shown in the UCLA 
Museum of Cultural History. 



The College Library has prepared an exhibition, "Reel Women," in observance of Women's Week, April 
16 to 20, which consists of still photographs from motion pictures in which famous actresses have portrayed 
actual persons of some interest or achievement. The display ranges from ancient times to modern, reflect- 
ing the diversity of activity engaged in by women, and it includes such subjects as Cleopatra, Calamity 
Jane, Mata Hari, and Elizabeth Kenny. The Theater Arts Reading Room and other sources have provided 
the materials which will be on view in the College Library Rotunda through May 11. 



The Music Library is exhibiting popular sheet music from the Meredith Willson Ring Collection on the 
occasion of the Cavalcade of American Popular Music concert in Schoenberg Hall on April 21. The ex- 
hibition, arranged by Professor David Morton and Marsha Berman, is mounted in the Schoenberg Hall lobby 
and in the Music Library. The portion in the Music Library features music by Irving Berlin. 



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J. V. Cunningham, the poet and critic, and Professor of English at Brandeis University, is the sub- 
ject of an exhibition until April 21 in the Department of Special Collections, University Research Library. 
The occasion is the annual Ewing Lectures, which this year will be delivered on April 16, 18, and 19 by 
Professor Cunningham, speaking on the topic of "Lyric and Legend: the Case of Emily Dickinson." 

Published volumes of poetry by Mr. Cunningham include The Helmsman (1942), The Judge is Fury 
(1947), Doctor Drink (1950), Trivial, Vulgar, and Exalted (1957), The Exclusions of a Rhyme (I960), To 
What Strangers, What Welcome (1964), Latin Lines (1965), Some Salt (1967), The Collected Poems and 
Epigrams (1971), and Selected Poems (1971). His critical prose includes The Quest Opal (1950), 

Woe or Wonder (1951), Tradition and Poetic Structure (I960), and The Journal of John Cardan . . . and 
The Problem of Form (1964). Many of his later critical essays are as yet uncollected. 

In honor of the occasion, the University Library will publish .1 Bibliography of the Published Writings 
oj J. V. Cunningham, which has been compiled by Professor Charles Gullans, of the Department of Eng- 
lish. The exhibition may be seen during the regular hours of service of the Department of Special Col- 
lections, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday. 



Acquisitions on Microfilm 

Newspapers recently acquired on microfilm include the Albany, New York, Evening Journal, from 
March 22, 1830, to December 31, 1834; El Heraldo, of Los Angeles, from April 1916 to May 1920, and 
from August 1921 to January 1922; the New York Freeman's Journal, July 3, 1852, to July 1, 1854, July 
5, 1856, to June 18, 1861, and March 30, 1867, to March 19, 18~0: the Rio de Janeiro Pasquimm, from 
1969 to June 1972; and El Siglo of Santiago. Chile, from 1962 to June 1970. 

Among periodicals recently received are Black Wan, a monthly edited bv Marcus Garvev in London, 
volumes 1-4, December 1933 to June 1939; Gazeti rasmi la Serikali Zanzibar (Gazette (or Zanzibar and 
East Africa), volumes 1-1", 1892 to 1909; and Tuesday (and Tuesday at Home), a Black supplement to 
metropolitan newspapers, volumes 1-7, September 1965 to December 1971. 

Also obtained on microfilm are L. S. Alexander Gumby's Collection of American \egro Scrapbooks, 
1890-1950, 94 numbers on 17 reels of film, and the \rch I tos of the Union Nacional de Autores, 

of Mexico, including sixty plavs. 

S. M. 



Publications and Activities 

Miriam Lichtheim is the compiler of Ancient Egyptian Literature: A Book of Readings, Volume I: 
The Old and Widdle Kingdoms, which has been announced for publication in June by the University of 
California Press. 

Louise Darling will be one of five speakers this Spring in the Faculty Lecture Series, on the general 
theme "The New Face of Communications — Uses and Implications." Her address, entitled "The Commun- 
icating Library," will be presented at 8:00 p.m. on April 23 in Room 147 Social Welfare Building. 

The Biomedical Library has published the S,r;<;/s Holdings Lis;: I CLA Biomedical Library tor 
March 1973- The 315-page computer-produced list includes records on more than 12,000 serial titles. 
Copies are available for purchase at S4.50, including tax and postage, from the Pacific Southwest Regional 
Medical Library Service, Biomedical Library, University of California, Los Angeles, California 9002*; 
checks should be made payable to The Regents of the University of California. 



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Summer Fellowships at the Clark Library 

The 1973 Clark Library Summer Postdoctoral Program, which will run from June 25 to August 3, has 
as its topic "English Restoration History," and will be directed by Professor Stephen B. Baxter, of the 
Department of History, University of North Carolina. Fellowships have been awarded to H. Tyler Blethen 
III (Western Carolina University, North Carolina), Michael C. Finlayson (University of Toronto), Edward 
Gregg (University of South Carolina), David H. Hosford (Rutgers University), Charles J. Sommerville (Un- 
iversity of Florida), and Roy A. Sundstrom (California State University, Humboldt). 

James Sutherland, Emeritus Professor of English Literature in the University of London, has accepted 
an invitation to be Director of the 1974 Summer Postdoctoral Program. At his suggestion, the subject will 
be "The Literature of Controversy, 1660-1740." In accordance with established procedure, six fellowships 
will be offered for the period July 1 to August 9, 1974, to applicants not more than five years beyond their 
doctorates. Each fellowship will carry a stipend of $1,000. 



Clark Library Director Robert Vosper is pleased to announce that Clark's Librarian, William E. Conwav, 
will be the Acting Director during Mr. Vosper's absence in the academic year 1973/74. 



I Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
'0024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: William E. Conway, James R. Cox, 
Charles Gullans, Samuel Margolis, Helen Palmer. 



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A manuscript fragment by Michelangelo (see pages 22 and 23)- 



Special Gifts in Honor of Elmer Belt 

"Elmer Belt at Eighty: A Tribute," a celebration on April 12 in honor of the donor of the Belt Library 
of Vinciana, was enhanced by a number of gifts from his friends. The presentations were announced by 
Professor Fredi Chiappelli, Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and were ac- 
cepted by Page Ackerman on behalf of the Library. 

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The Friends of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies presented a notarial document in 
the hand and with the mark of Ser Piero da Vinci, Leonardo's father. It is a contract for the sale by the 
brothers Niccolo, Giovanni, and Michele, sons of the late Ugo di Niccolo dei Vecchietti, to Guglielmo di 
Cardinale dei Rucellai, for the sum of 155 gold florins, of a house, outbuildings, and garden in the parish 
of San Mauro at Signa in the territory of Florence. The purchaser belonged to the well-known Rucellai 
family of Florence and was responsible for some of the decoration of the Capella Rucellai in Santa Maria 
Novella. He was one of the Priori in 1453 and again in 1473, and one of the Otto in 1458, the year of the 
sale. 

The contract is dated 8 November 1458 in the parish of San Simone in the court of the Stinche prison 
of the commune of Florence in the presence of Bartolomeo di Lorenzo di Giovanni, custodian of the Stinche, 
and other witnesses. Appended are two declarations dated 3 May 1459, the first confirming that the sale 
has been completed and the second stating that, on behalf of his brother Angelo, Bruno di Giovanni Mazin- 
ghi renounces any claim he may have in the property, and a notarial subscription. 

The manuscript, 144cm. x 2l!^cm., consists of 215 lines on two vellum membranes, closely written 
in brown ink with Ser Piero's notarial mark beside the subscription at the foot, and also written over the 
join of the two membranes. A handsome display case within a brown leather solander was provided by 
Jacob Zeitlin. 



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Ser Piero da Vinci (1426-1504) came from a family of notaries. His father, grandfather, and great- 
grandfather and his oldest legitimate son Giuliano (Leonardo's half-brother) all belonged to the profession. 
Leonardo was seven years old when the document was written, and it was probably from exemplars such 
as this that he learned to write. 

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A fine copy of the Geograpbia sive De situ orbis, libn XVI, by Strabo (ca. 63 B.C.-A.D. 20), printed 
bv Joannes Rubeus, Vercellensis, 26 August 1480, was given by the Friends of the UCLA Library. The 
work is a small folio of 320 leaves, including the first and last blanks, in old boards, with a paper label 
designating in manuscript the place, printer, and year of imprint, a manuscript title, and a shelf label on 
the spine. Both the paper label and the manuscript title bear the imprint: Venetiis, 1480. It has been 
boxed in a dark red half-leather solander provided by Jacob Zeitlin. 

The work is usually thought to have been printed in Treviso in the period before Joannes moved to 
Venice in 1486, an assumption supported by the evidence of the watermarks, the Greek type scattered 
throughout, and the epistle of a Trevisan humanist at the end. Joannes gives the date of imprint, says 
that he has "caused it to be printed at his own expense," but does not localize the press. Victor Scholderer, 
in his introductory remarks on printing in Treviso in the British Museum Catalogue of Fifteenth Century 
Books, VI, states that it is not certain, however, that Joannes was established in Treviso at this time, 
because he is next mentioned as the printer of the Regulae of Guarino da Verona, Venice, 26 March 1482, 
and the clear bold Roman type of the Strabo is itself of Venetian origin, being employed in a Valla Ele- 
gantiae printed anonymously in Venice in 1480. 

Strabo's Geograpbia was one of the works of antiquity which held great interest throughout the Re- 
naissance. It was translated by Guarino da Verona (ca. 1370-1460) and Gregorios Tifernas (//. 1458) and 
edited in this edition by Giovanni d'Andrea de' Bossi, Bishop of Aleria and papal librarian. The Geograpbia, 
based largely on Greek sources, is Strabo's only surviving work. Apart from the two introductory chapters, 
the book deals with the physical, economic, and political geography of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It is a 
geographical encyclopedia compiled for governmental officials and travelers and contains much regarding 
the customs and usages of various countries that is of technological interest, such as the descriptions of 
the marble quarries in Carrara, mining in Spain, and the various uses of asphalt in Babylonia. Professor 
Carlo Pedretti has shown that Leonardo's conception of the Sala dalle Asse in the Sforza Castle was in- 
spired by the mythical "locus amoenissimus" of Tempe as described by Strabo in the Ninth Book on Thes- 
salian matters. 



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Jacob and Josephine Zeitlin presented an autograph manuscript of five lines in the hand of Michel- 
angelo: 

Nel mille cinquecento trenta tre / Ricordo come oggi a di 22 di sectembre andai a santo Mi/niato 
al Tedesco a parlare a Papa Clemente che andava / a nNizza e in tal di mi lascio Frate Sebastiano 
del / Piombo un suo cavallo 

In one thousand five hundred thirty-three I record that today 22 September I went to Santo Miniato al 
Tedesco to talk to Pope Clement who was going to Nice and on the same day Brother Sebastiano of 
Piombo left a horse of his for me 

The fragment, 4cm. x l6'2cm., is pasted down on paper, authenticated above, 15 March 1869, by Pio 
Martinucci of the Vatican Library who compared it with Michelangelo's autograph poems and letters in 
Vatican Codex 3211. Marinucci's authentication bears the library stamps of the Bibliotheca Apostolica 
and the Archivio Sommi Picenardi. 



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This recordo is cited as lost in the critical edition of the Ricordi edited by Luc ilia Bardeschi Ciulich 
and Paola Barocchi (Florence, 1970). The text is printed there from the Florence, 1875, edition of the 
Lctlerc by Gaetano Milanesi, who reproduced it with a mistranscription. The same mistranscription is 
also found in the version given in Aurelio Gotti's Vita de Michelangelo Buonarroti, also published in 1875. 

At this time Michelangelo was in Florence at work on the Medici Chapel, begun under Leo X and fin- 
ished under the patronage of Clement VII (Guilio de' Medici). He left Florence for Rome in 1534 and re- 
mained there until his death. It is reasonable to assume, as suggested by some scholars, that the comis- 
sion for the Last Judgment and the Fall of the Rebellious Angels in the Sistine Chapel was discussed 
during this meeting with Pope Clement. 



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A subscription to a new facsimile edition of the Codex Atlanticus, to be issued in twelve volumes 
by Giunti-Barbera of Florence beginning in September 1973 with completion due in 1977, was presented 
through the Dean of the College of Fine Arts. The Codex Atlanticus, the great compilation of Leonardo's 
technical and scientific notes and drawings in the Ambrosiana Library, Milan, has been restored over a 
period of ten years by the monks of Grottaferrata Abbey in Rome. The most important change brought 
about by the restoration is the reappearance, for the first time since the sixteenth century, of more than 
seventy drawings, notes, and marginalia by Leonardo. These were hidden by paper frames or were on the 
versos of sheets pasted down by Pompeo Leoni during his assembling of the Codex from loose sheets of 
various size, probably completed around 1590. 



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A collection of medical writings by Alessandro Benedetti, Habes lector studiose hoc volumine Sing- 
ulis corpoTum morhis a capite ad pedes, generatim membra timque remedia, causas, eorumquc signa xxxi 
libris complexa, praeterea Historiae corporis human i libros quinque, De pestilentia librum unum, & Col- 
lectioriurn mcdicinalium libcllum, issued in Venice in 1533 by Lucantonio Giunta. was given by Mr. and 
Mrs. Carlo Pedretti. Alessandro Benedetti (ca. 1450-1513), of Legnagno in the province of Verona, was 
a physician and philologist of renown notable for his skill in dissection, his connection with the anatom- 
ical theater at Padua, and his practice as a physician in Venice. He was in charge of the medical corps 
of the Italian alliance in the war against Charles VIII of France; from that experience he wrote his Diaria 
de bello carolino, published by Aldus Manutius, Romanus, after 27 August 1496. He is best known for 
his Histona corporis humani sue Anatomice, first published in 1502 and included in this collection. That 
Leonardo owned a copy of the Anatomice is known from his list of books written in 1508 on the inside of 
the front cover of Manuscript F: "Anatomia Alessandro Benedetto." 

A letter of 10 November 1508 by Jacopo Antiquario (1444-1512) appears on the verso of the title-page 
of this book, urging Benedetti to publish his project on Paulus of Aegina. a work which did not, however, 
appear in print. Jacopo Antiquario moved in humanist circles of the time, as did Benedetti: he was a 
friend of Giorgio Valla. Poliziano. Ficino, and Pico, among others, and was in charge of cultural affairs 
at the court of Lodovico il Moro when Leonardo first appeared in Milan. 

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A group of books pertaining to Saba da Castiglione. formerly in the collection of Giorgio N'icodemi, 
was given to the Library by Mrs. Kate T. Steinitz. Among them is the first Venetian edition printed by 
Paolo Gherardo of Castiglione 's Ricordi ox ero Ammaestramenti, nc quali con prudenti, e christian: d: 
si ragiona di tutte le mat nor ate, che si ricercano a un rem gentil'huomo, with a fine woodcut por- 
trait of the author on the title-page. Included in the collection is Gherardo's 1560 edition of the Ricordi. 
The two editions of Castiglione and the supporting works are enclosed in a specially constructed slipcase. 

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Professor Alessandro Parronchi, of the University of Florence, sent as his gift commemorating the 
80th birthday of Dr. Belt the first edition of Dante's Vita nuova. Con XV. canzoni e la vita di Dante da 
Giovanni Boccaccio, published in Florence by Bartolomeo Sermartelli in 1576. The Vita nuova contains 
12 poems, 29 of undoubted authenticity, and a commentary with a terminus post quern of 1291 composed 
later than the poems. This is Dante's first work, dedicated to his friend Guido Cavalcanti; together with 
Boccaccio's Vita, it constitutes a major source for the study of his early life. 

F. F. 



A Convocation in Honor of Robert Vosper 

A convocation honoring Robert Vosper on the completion of his term as University Librarian will be 
held in Schoenberg Hall on Friday, June 8, at 4:00 p.m. The principal speaker will be Robert Shackleton, 
Bodley's Librarian, and Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford, with an address on "Librarians and the 
World of Scholars." Chancellor Charles E. Young, former Chancellor Franklin D. Murphy, and former Uni- 
versity Librarian Lawrence Clark Powell will also participate in the program. Miss Page Ackerman, Uni- 
versity Librarian Designate, will preside. 

Those wishing to attend the convocation may request free tickets from the Administrative Office, 
University Research Library, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90024 (telephone 825-1201); an addressed, 
stamped envelope should be enclosed with mail requests. 

Winners of the Book Collection Competitions Are Announced 

Awards for the 25th annual Campbell Student Book Collection Competitions were presented on April 
26 in the Department of Special Collections. For graduate students, the first prize went to William Leugoud 
(History) for his collection on "Imperial Spain, 1516-1665: A Political and Diplomatic History." Second 
place was won by Patricia Ann Hall (Folklore and Mythology) for an enchanting collection on "The Magical 
World of Johnny Gruelle." The third place award went to Nancy B. Chao (Archaeology) for her collection 
on "Aspects of Cretan Prehistoric Society." 

The winner of the first-place award in the undergraduate competition was Michael R. Davis (History) 
for his collection on "American Radicalism, 1900-1920." Robert Varlotta (Political Science) won second 
place for his intriguing collection on "The Culture of Wine." The third prize was awarded to Peter Reich 
(History) for his collection on "Our First Foreign War: The American Experience in Mexico and California. 

'.-1848." 

A special award, sponsored by the Graduate Students Association, was won by Bernard J. Mauch for 
his collection on "Hellenism and Islam in Asia Minor." The Library Staff Association sponsored another 
special award, which went to the undergraduate winner, Mr. Davis, for his second entry, a collection on 
"Labor History, 1900-1950." 

The judges for this year's contest were Peggy Christian, antiquarian bookseller, William Emboden, 
Professor of Biology at California State University, iNorthridge, and John Martin, of the Black Sparrow 
Press. Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Campbell were present for the awards, as were Dr. and Mrs. Marcus Crahan, 
representing the Friends of the UCLA Library, and Wally Pegram, for the Library Staff Association. 



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Publications of Professor von Grunebaum Are Exhibited 

Writings of Gustave E. von Grunebaum (1909-1972), late Professor of Islamic History and Director 
of the Near Eastern Center at UCLA, are on display in the lobby of the Research Library through May 
18. The exhibition is mounted in memory of Professor von Grunebaum, and to honor him as a recipient 
of the Giorgio Levi Delia Vida Award in Islamic Studies. The Fourth Biennial Levi Delia Yida Confer- 
ence, sponsored by the Near Eastern Center, meets at UCLA from May 11 to 13. The medal is awarded 
biennially by the Near Eastern Center to a scholar whose work has significantly advanced the study of 
Islamic civilization. 



Two Gifts Honor Local Antiquarian Booksellers 

The Southern California Chapter of the Antiqurian Booksellers Association of America has gener- 
ously presented two rare books to the Department of Special Collections, to honor Robert Bennett, of 
Bennett & Marshall, and Jacob Zeitlin. of Zeitlin and Yer Brugge, distinguished local bookmen. 

The first volume, given in honor of Mr. Bennett, is Pc Dictis Fat " llectanea 

(Milan, Jacobus Ferrarius. 1509), by Baptista Fregoso, Doge of Genoa. 1453*1504. The handsome vol- 
ume is bound in the original sixteenth-century calf over boards with blind-stamped decorations, and it 
contains discussions of Gutenberg's art of printing and Columbus' discovery of the "route to the Indies." 
The second volume, given in honor of Mr. Zeitlin, is Lc Nai igat oni et \ la Turcbia (Anversa, 

Guiglielma Siluio, 1576), by Nicholas de Nicolay, Sieur D'Arfeville. This fascinating early travel book 
is the Stirling-Maxwell copy and contains many beautiful woodcut plates, some of which have been at- 
tributed to Titian. 

The books were presented by Doris Harris, Chairman of the Chapter, at a luncheon in the Faculty 
Center on March 19. Mr. Yosper accepted the gifts on behalf of the Library, and Mr. Bennett and Mr. 
Zeitlin reminisced about their experiences in the antiquarian book trade. Other guests were Dr. and 
Mrs. Marcus Crahan, Mrs. Jacob Zeitlin, George Allen, and Brooke Whiting. We were saddened to learn 
that, less than a month later, Mr. Bennett died, after a long illness. 



Three Universities Begin Experiment in Sharing Library Resources 

The UCLA Library is now participating in an experiment in sharing resources with the California 
Institute of Technology and the University of Southern California. An intercampus delivery and passenger 
service is available to faculty and graduate students with research needs which require the use of li- 
brary materials held by one of the other institutions. This seryice will expedite the delivery of inter- 
library loan requests and library materials among the three institutions. Minimum charges for photocop- 
ies, in lieu of loan, will be SI. 50, and 15c per print after the first 10 prints. 

A limited number of passengers will be carried on daily trips to ( air. [JSC. For information 

and reservations, UCLA faculty and graduate students should call the I niversit) Research Library's 
Reference Department number, extension 51323. Passengers tor visits to the < altech or USC Libraries 
should sign up at least 24 hours in advance. 

Faculty members will have in-pcrson borrowing privileges at no charge in the three libraries, and 
loan periods will be the same as those for on-campus .faculty. Graduate students and students in joint 
university programs will have in-person borrowing privileges upon payment I ? .00 per half-year, or 
$12.00 per year. The library on the home campus of the inter/libra') user will have the responsibility 
for prompt retrieval of borrowed material when required bv the lending library. Borrowing privileges at 
Caltech are available for registered library users, Monday to Friday from 8 i.i . to 5 p.m., with the ap- 
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Clark Library Seminar on English Portraiture 

English portraiture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was the subject of a seminar held at 
the Clark Library on April 14. Speaking at the morning session, Professor J. Douglas Stewart, of the De- 
partment of Art History at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, compared and set in their context the 
two sets of portraits of the "Beauties" of the courts of Charles II and William III painted by Sir Peter 
Lelv and Sir Godfrey Kneller, respectively. The title of his paper was "Pin-ups or Virtues? The Concept 
of the 'Beauties' in Late Stuart Portraiture." In the afternoon, Herman W. Liebert, Librarian Emeritus of 
the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale, and a private collector, spoke on "Portraits of 
the Author: Lifetime Likenesses of Samuel Johnson." Both papers were copiously illustrated with com- 
parative slides. Robert R. Wark, Curator of Art at the Huntington Library and Art Gallery, and Lecturer 
in Art History at UCLA, was the moderator of both sessions. 



Note Cards with Early Medical and Biological Illustrations 

The UCLA Medical Center Auxiliary has issued a second series of six note cards; the first series 
issued last October is now all but sold out. Again featuring illustrations from early works in the Bio- 
medical Library historical collections, the folded note cards are printed in a soft green ink on pale grey 
paper. They are available at $2.00 for a box of ten cards (all alike, or assorted) at the UCLA Hospital 
Gift Shop. Proceeds from sales will aid patients and Medical Center projects. 

By popular demand, two illustrations from the first series have been repeated; a handsome seventeenth- 
century acupuncture figure from one of the first Chinese medical books printed in Europe, and an engrav- 
ing of a gerboa (or jerboa) from Thomas Pennant's Synopsis of Quadrupeds (Chester, England, 1771). 
The four new illustrations are from a 1499 edition of the Hortus s an i tat is, and from the encyclopedic work 
of Gregor Reisch, the Margarita pbilosopbica, of 1504. These depict a group of trees, a maiden flailing 
grain, a pea plant, and sparrows in flight. 

Publications and Activities 

Roberta Nixon and Ray Bell have written a descriptive article, "The UCLA Library Catalog Supple- 
ment," which has been published in the Winter issue of Library Resources & Technical Services. 

Tina Kasbeer has compiled a Bibliography of Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics, which the Geo- 
logical Society of America has issued this year as its Special Paper number 142. 

G. Edward Evans, of the School of Library Service, has been granted a fellowship award by the 
Council on Library Resources to support a study of library education systems in Scandinavia. 

Robert Vosper will present a University Lecture on "Expanding Library Horizons: The Significance 
for Academic Learning" at the University of Oregon on May 24 in honor of the retiring University Librar- 
ian, Carl W. Hintz. 

"Copyright Law: Implications for Libraries, 1973" was the title of a seminar presented on May 4 
by the School of Library Service and the University Library. Participating were Frederick E. Smith, Louise 
Darling, and Robert Vosper , from the Library; Robert M. Hayes, from the Library School; and Melville B. 
Ximmer, from the School of Law. 

Bill Bergeron's cartoons, "In the beginning . . ." and "Rocks in my bed," have been published in the 
Winter issue of the Chicago Re, 



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Catalogue of the Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition 

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies has issued, as its Publication number 6, Leonardo 
da Vinci: Studies for a Nativity and the 'Wona Lisa Cartoon' with Drawings after Leonardo from the Elmer 
Belt Library of Vinciana, a catalogue of the exhibition honoring Dr. Belt's eightieth birthday, by Profes- 
sor Carlo Pedretti. Chancellor Charles Young has provided a prefatory tribute to Elmer Belt, and Profes- 
sor Pedretti has catalogued the drawings and manuscripts in the exhibition. The 50-page quarto volume 
has been handsomely printed, with seventeen illustrations, by Saul and Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press. 
A limited number of copies are available at $10, tax included, from the Gifts and Exchange Section, Uni- 
versity Research Library (checks to be made payable to The Regents of the University of California), and 
they may also be purchased at the card window in the Research Library. 



Some Good Words for Our Staff 

Two letters expressing extraordinary appreciation for the work of staff members of our libraries have 
recently come to our attention, and deserve to be quoted here. 

One, from Major John D. Proe, Chief of the Office of Medical Education at the Tripler Army Medical 
Center, in Honolulu, was addressed to Dr. Martin M. Cummings, Director of the National Library of Medi- 
cine, in Bethesda, Maryland, and concerns the workshop and demonstration presented in March in Hawaii 
by staff members of our Biomedical Library and of the Pacific Southwest Regional Library Service at 
UCLA. He writes, in part, as follows: 

"On 24 March 1973, a truly unique event occurred at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Ha- 
waii, at which over 150 of our medical staff members were entranced by a presentation and demon- 
stration of the MEDLINE Computer/Data Retrieval System delivered to them by Miss Angie Durso 
of the Regional Medical Library of the University of California. I normally find it extremely difficult 
to get this many professional staff to any meeting at any time, yet, all were most enthusiastic in 
their reception of Miss Durso's presentation. In addition, the demonstration arranged by members of 
your staff to include Mr. Davis B. McCarn and Miss Louise Darling, Miss Phyllis Mirsky, and again. 
Miss Durso, of the Pacific Southwest Region, proved the absolute capper to the morning. Everything 
was done professionally and prepared the staff superbly for the inauguration of the system in Hawaii. 

"As you have no doubt by now heard, the electronic linkage between Hawaii and the National Library 
of Medicine is complete, and as a matter of fact, was checked out by Miss Durso while here." 

The other letter comes from Harriett Glickman, Project Assistant of University Extension's Basic 
Communications Program, to Miriam Dudley of our College Library, and expresses thanks for the partici- 
pation of members of the College Library staff and the Microform Service in the Research Library for their 
presentation of the Library Skills Program in March. More than seventy students were involved in the pro- 
gram this time, and Miss Glickman reports on the excellent response: 

"We had a few individual experiences which you might relate to your staff. One man, formerly from 
the Philippine Islands, arrived with us, disappeared, and reappeared about three hours later. It seems 
that, while doing his assignment in the stacks, he had discovered a book about the Philippines. His 
comment was, 'I found this book and I was so interested in it that I have been reading all day! I'll 
make up my work on my own time but I must check out this book!' We reassured him that that was the 
purpose of learning to use the library. Another man stumbled across a reference to Voltaire. He was 
intrigued by a social comment of the philosopher and spent ten minutes copying it for himself. He 
was overwhelmed by the insight of someone so far removed from his own life in the barrio. A young 
Chicano asked hesitantly if he could find some books that could 'kind of introduce me to psychology'; 
another came across the name of Dali and decided to visit the L.A. Art Museum which, until now, has 
been a foreign place on the other side of town. 



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"I want to express our appreciation in particular to Esther Grassian, Nancy Sevier, Joanne Millard, 
Bob Shaw, Helen Palmer, Carol Stancil, and Dino Sanchez. The librarians in the Microform Service 
Room at the University Research Library were equally responsible, helpful, and welcoming to each 
of our students. As always, special thanks to you and Mr. Davis for all services rendered so beauti- 
fully." 

Catalog of the Motion Picture Collections at UCLA Is Published 

Motion Pictures: A Catalog of Books, Periodicals, Screenplays, and Production Stills (Boston: 
G. K. Hall, 1972), edited by Audree Malkin, Theater Arts Librarian, has just been issued in two volumes, 
at $70.00. The set reproduces the catalog cards for motion picture materials housed in the University 
Research Library, whether in the general book stacks, in the Department of Special Collections, or in the 
Theater Arts Reading Room. The catalog lists materials in three sections: Books and Periodicals, Screen- 
plays, and Production Stills. 



UCLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: William Conway, James Cox, Frances 
Finger, Martha Gnudi, James Jovero, Everett Moore, Brooke Whiting. 



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June, 1973 




For Robert Vosper 

Plaques traditionally mark the birthplaces of great poets, statesmen, artists, and musicians. Some- 
day there should be a bit of bronze in Portland, Oregon, to tell the passer-by that here, in June 191 3 -now 
sixty years ago —'there was born a great librarian, Robert Vosper. 

When one talks to knowledgeable librarians around the country, one finds them speaking of Bob almost 
with awe. For some three decades he has been in the vanguard of every effort to face up to the increasing 
problems of great research libraries: all the schemes to expand American holdings in novel areas, to share 
purchasing programs and facilities, or to computerize library operations. While it is scarcely known save 
to his fellow professionals, his penetrating survey of Italian academic libraries has been immensely influ- 
ential in discouraging the development of segregated "special field" libraries and research institutes dom- 
inated by a single professor in the universities of the United States. 

Being an efficiency expert, however, never has produced a great librarian. To be a great librarian 
one must be totally mad at least one day a week. Bob is. It is perhaps a lesson he learned from his pre- 
decessor as UCLA's Librarian Larry Powell, with whom he worked so long. He has a nose for the offbeat 



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acquisition, the unusual collection in a recondite field, the eccentric donor who is looking for a librarian 
who will love his treasures as much as he does. It is because Bob Vosper combines action and intellect, 
respect for both the ponderables and the imponderables, that he has made so superlative a Librarian for 
UCLA during these past twelve years. 

Now he wants to do a bit more thinking and a bit less acting. We are all fortunate that he and Loraine 
are staying among us. Their presence will continue to stimulate the thinking — as well as the conviviality 
— of all the rest of us. 

Lynn White, Jr. 
Department of History 



Exhibition of Californiana in the Research Library 

"California, the Golden State of Mind," an exhibition of books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, and 
memorabilia, will be displayed in the Lobby of the University Research Library and in the Department of 
Special Collections from June 14 through August 5- Materials on view in the Lobby will feature historical 
items relating to Los Angeles County, and the display in Special Collections will include historical works 
on other areas of California. 

The exhibition is mounted in special recognition of the meeting in Los Angeles on June 21 to 23 of 
the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a pre- 
conference of the American Library Association annual conference in Las Vegas. Pre-conference partici- 
pants will come to UCLA on the afternoon of Friday, June 22, to visit the Department of Special Collec- 
tions, and will then go to the Faculty Center for a cocktail party and banquet, at which Wilbur J. Smith 
will be the featured speaker. 

Original Materials for 'Fantasia' Are Displayed in the College Library 

Walt Disney's Fantasia is the subject of the exhibition being shown until June 29 in the Rotunda of 
the College Library in conjunction with the display on "Music and the Visual Arts" in the Museum of Cul- 
tural History. Six segments of the Fantasia film are represented with such materials as the original char- 
coal story sketches, clay models of the characters, original backgrounds, animation drawings, annotated 
music, and glossy still photographs of the final versions. The loan of the materials was arranged by David 
R. Smith, Archivist for Walt Disney Productions, who has also provided the explanatory captions. 

Clark Library Seminar on the Ballad Opera 

The final Clark Library invitational seminar for this academic year considered the topic of "The Ballad 
Opera, 1728-1750," the two papers presented being studies of the lyrics and the music of that immensely 
popular English art form. Edgar V. Roberts, Professor of English at Herbert H. Lehman College of the 
City University of New York, spoke on "The Lyrics of the Ballad Opera, with Special Emphasis on Henry 
Fielding." His classification of the types of lyrics found in the ballad opera was based on long study of 
the writings of Henry Fielding, who contributed a number of important works to this genre. Walter H. Rub- 
samen, Professor of Music and Chairman of the UCLA Department of Music, has been studying the music 
of the ballad opera for many years, and his interest has been influential in the development of the exten- 
sive collection of this literature now in the Clark Library collection. His analysis of "National Elements 
in Music of the Ballad Operas," with special reference to English, Scottish, Irish, and French tunes to 
which the songs were set, was illustrated by some thirty airs which he played on the flute. The speakers 
were introduced by Charles Speroni, Dean of the College of Fine Arts at UCLA, and he moderated the 
lively discussions which followed the papers. 



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Japanese-American Documents Are Housed in the Library 

The occasion of the transfer of the Japanese American Research Project collections to the University 
Library was celebrated on April 27 by a luncheon at the Faculty Center at which Mr. Vosper congratulated 
the Japanese American Citizens League and its officers for their efforts in support of the project. Guests 
at the luncheon were National President Henry Tanaka and JARP Committee Chairman Shig Wakamatsu. 
for the JACL; Professor Robert Wilson, Director of the JARP; Deans John Burke and Kenneth Trueblood, 
for the University; and Robert Vosper, Page Ackerman, Everett Moore, Man-Hing Chen, Che-Hwei Lin. 
James Mink, Brooke Whiting, and Saundra Taylor, of the Library staff. Following the luncheon the group 
visited the Department of Special Collections and the Oriental Librarv. 




From left: Mr. Lin, Mr. Moore, Mr. Tanaka, Professor Wilson, 
Professor Burke, Mr. Wakamatsu. 



With this transfer, the Library has obtained a most significant body of materials on the history of 
Japanese immigrants and their descendants. The JARP archives are now under the care of the Department 
of Special Collections, with the collection number 2010, and are encased in 518 document boxes together 
with 122 oversize packages. A detailed registry of the collection, compiled by Yasuo Sakata, Yuji Ichioka, 
Nobuya Tsuchida, and Eri Yasuhara, of the Japanese American Research Project, and by Che-Hwei Lin, 
the Library's Asian-American Bibliographer, makes the JARP archives available to the public for the first 
time. 



An exhibition, displayed last month in the Department of Special Collections, was organized by Mr. 
Sakata and Mr. Lin and mounted by Saundra Taylor and Hilda Bohem to show some of the rare items in 
the collection. Among them were a passport and a passage permit (Toko Kyokasho) of two Issei pioneers 
who came to this country at the turn of the century; a photograph of "picture brides" arriving in San Fran- 
cisco in 1919; Vol. 1, No. 1 of the Sikkci Shimin (later renamed the Paci'.< i n); an old scrapbook 
containing Nisei soldiers' letters to members of the Salt Lake City Victory Committee; letters from resi- 
dents of a War Relocation Authority camp; minutes of Issei organizations; and a manuscript of Dr. Peter 
M. Suski's Setsumon ni kansuru kenkyu (a study on an ancient Chinese dictionary. Sbuo Wen I i zu). 



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Defoe and the 'Atlas Maritimus' 

Whether Daniel Defoe may be regarded as the first novelist is a matter of considerable doubt, but 
surely no one would argue with his claim to being the first writer to introduce into prose fiction what might 
be called a geographical imagination. If, as has been claimed, Robinson Crusoe inspired young English 
boys to run off to sea, it was because Crusoe's island was even more vivid than those many lands which 
real voyagers had been describing for centuries. Four years before the publication of Atlas Maritimus and 
Commercialis: or, A General View of the World (1728), Defoe had complained in his preface to A New 
Voyage Round the World (1724) that the accounts of explorers like Sir John Narbrough and Captain John 
Wood had been filled with "tedious accounts of their log work, how many leagues they sailed every day, 
where they had the winds, when it blew hard, and when softly . . . but have little or nothing of story in 
them for the use of such readers who never intend to go to sea; and yet such readers may desire to hear 
how it has fared with those that have, and how affairs stand in those remote parts of the world." 

It is hardly surprising, then, that Defoe should have been chosen to do the text for a new atlas, the 
proposal for which appeared in 1724. As in his New Voyage, Defoe was to boast in the preface that this 
new atlas would differ from previous works of its kind in being thoroughly readable: 

As to our Manner: It must be expected that our Style be various, according to the various Nature 
of the Subject. We must speak like a Geographer and Historian, when we are giving the Geograph- 
ical and Historical Description of Places; we must use the Terms of Art which have obtain'ed 
among Merchants and Tradesmen, when we are treating of Commerce; and we must speak in the 
Language of Seamen, when we are giving Directions for Sailing. 

The observations in Atlas Maritimus are, for the most part, directed toward the various aspects of 
commerce to be found in the nations around the world, a subject that Defoe had already touched upon in 
his short-lived General History of Trade (1713). During the years 1724 through 1727, he had devoted much 
time to glorifying the prosperity of Great Britain in his Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain, 
and to some extent the Atlas was a continuation of this theme on a world-wide scale: England as "the 
Center of the World's Commerce." The process by which industry transformed nature was a subject of con- 
tinual fascination for him. In his poem Caledonia (1706), he put it in witty if somewhat inelegant verse: 

Nature's a Virgin very Chast and Coy, 

To court her's nonsense: If you will enjoy 

She must be ravisht; when she's forc't she's free, 

A perfect Prostitute to Industry. 

But if Defoe's landscape seems to be one of ceaseless activity, it is nevertheless a humanized land- 
scape. And in the pages of Atlas Maritimus we can find some of the sources of his fiction: the avaricious 
Englishman who urges Captain Singleton and his men to stop their voyage across Africa long enough to 
gather gold dust in one of Defoe's earliest novels turns out to be a Mr. Freeman who lived like the progen- 
itor of Conrad's Kurtz in The Heart of Darkness, while the discussion of the evolution of government on 
Bermuda makes clear Defoe's ideological basis for Robinson Crusoe, Part II. For any student of Defoe, 
the Clark Library's Atlas Maritimus is a wonderful acquisition. 

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To the student of the history of geography and cartography, the Atlas Maritimus is equally interesting 
for it summarizes the knowledge of the Earth possessed by the English in the early decades of the eigh- 
teenth century. Approximately half of the volume is devoted to a description of the World's coasts and a 
discussion of the trade carried on around them, and about the same number of pages to how those coasts 
can be navigated. In turn, this second part of the volume is divided between a "Coasting Pilot" and a 
"Sett of Sea-Charts." These last consist of more than fifty double-page spreads of all the then-known 



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cnstlands. and it is this feature rather than the more copious text which, strictly speaking, gives the 
volume its title. 

A special feature of the Atlas is the foreword by Edmond Halley, dated April 10, 1728. By this time 
Newton was dead, and Halley, the Astronomer Royal, was the greatest living English scientist. His fore- 
word "To the Reader" was considered to be so important that it appears twice - once at the beginning of 
the complete work and again before the pilotage section, which was often used separately. In endorsing 
the Atlas Halley calls attention to earlier contributions of other nations to the charting of the World's 
coasts and the more recent influence of the Royal Society and the French Royal Academy of Sciences 
in this most important endeavor. He deplores the continued use on the part of sailors— "some that would 
be accounted Artists" — of Plain Charts and their rejection of the valuable Nautical Chart, "commonly 
call'd Mercator's." He also endorses the use of a Globular Projection for measuring distances, even 
though the charts in the Atlas, which employ this with spiral rhumb-lines, are "much more operose and 
expensive." Halley ends with an appeal to those who find errors in the Atlas to report them and an ad- 
monition that all who are entrusted with ships should be able to compute distances between different lo- 
cations. More specific directions on the use of globular charts by Nathaniel Cutler, who was responsible 
for the Coasting Pilot section generally, follow Halley's second foreword. 

A part of the "Sailing Directions for the Country of California" will illustrate the style of the Coast- 
ing Pilot: 

On the E. side of California is a very deep Gulph or Sea, [Mar Vermejo or Red Sea on the charts] 
call it which you will, for it is not yet perfectly discovered, nor is it exactly survey'd even so 
far as it is discovered . . . 

Between that Bay where Sir Fra. Drake winter'd, and Cape St. Lucas, the shore is full of Bays, 
and good Roads or Anchoring-places, but no Towns or Cities as there are on the E. side of the 
Gulph; the Inhabitants being Savages, and for the most part living far within the Land, and not 
having so much as a Canoe to go off to Sea in, tho they fish very dilligently for the Supply of 
their Food. 

With our present urbanization and marinas we've come a long way! 

Maximillian E. Novak Norman J. W. Throucr 
Department of English Department of Geography 

Publications and Activities 

Robert Vosper spoke on "Our Libraries — A Growth Investment" at a dinner meeting of the Friends of 
the Library on the University's Irvine campus on May 7. On May 11 and 12 Mr. Vosper went to New Orleans 
for a meeting of the Association of Research Libraries, at which he and Robert Downs, of the University 
of Illinois, presented papers for a panel on "The Changing Role of the University Library Director." 

Robert Shaw has collaborated with Richard Sklar, Professor of Political Science, in the compiling of 
A Bibliography for the Study of African Politics, which has been published by the UCLA African Studies 
Center as its Occasional Paper number 9 (S2.50). The 206-page volume includes citations of 3,951 publi- 
cations, which are arranged in a classified order and are indexed by authors, editors, and translators. 

Everett Moore's review of University and Research Libraries in Japan and tin I nited States, edited 
by Thomas R. Buckman, Yukihisa Suzuki, and Warren M. Tsuneishi (American Library Association, 1972), 
has been published in the April issue of The Library Quarterly. 



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Joanne Millard has compiled a guide for undergraduate users of the College Library, Using the Library 
to Write a Term Paper, which has been published by the College Library Reference Section. Copies 
are supplied at the Reference Desk in the Main Reading Room of the College Library. 

The Clark Library has published The Editor as Critic and the Critic as Editor, comprising papers read 
at a Clark Library Seminar last November by J. Max Patrick and Alan Roper, with an Introduction by Murray 
Krieger. Copies are available on request from the Clark Library, 2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, Cal- 
ifornia 90018. 

Department of Special Collections is the title of an illustrated descriptive brochure on the collections 
and services of that department, compiled by members of its staff and designed by Marian Engelke. 

James Fayollat's article on the "On-Line Serials Control System in a Large Biomedical Library; Part 
III: Comparison of On-Line and Batch Operations and Cost Analysis" has been published in the March- 
April issue of ASIS: journal of the American Society for Information Science. 



Librarian's Notes 

With considerable pride and pleasure I can announce that the California Institute of Technology is 
appointing Mrs. Johanna Tallman as Director of Libraries, effective this summer. This is high and just 
recognition of her professional competence. It will provide us at UCLA with the best kind of mutual sup- 
port and understanding in library matters, at a time when UCLA, USC, and Caltech are involved in an ex- 
perimental consortium effort. Roy L. Kidman, University Librarian at USC, is also an old friend and col- 
league, with UCLA ties. 

Mrs. Tallman joined the UCLA staff in 1945, having previously been Librarian of the Pacific Aero- 
nautical Library, as Engineering Librarian when UCLA's School of Engineering was first established. 
Thus she has built what is now the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Library from the ground up. 
In more recent years she has also been Coordinator of Physical Sciences Libraries and a Lecturer in the 
Graduate School of Library Service. She has served as consultant to many industrial and academic librar- 
ies, was a Fulbright Lecturer in Brazil during 1966/67, and has been a leader in establishing the UCLA 
Librarians Association as well as the comparable statewide body. 

R. V. 



( CLA Librarian is issued for the University community, the Friends of the UCLA Library, and other 
friends of the University by the Administrative Office, University of California Library, Los Angeles 
90024. Editor: Richard Zumwinkle. Contributors to this issue: William Conway, James R. Cox, Che- 
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